We create open-source tools and conduct academic research to strengthen our reporting and reach more diverse audiences. Our network of researchers and scholars are producing and publishing work on topics including food security, forced labour, and global health. We’ve also conducted multi-year studies into issues in journalism like the use of “fixers” in global reporting and the spread of disinformation. Here is a selection of recent publications.
🔍 40+ participating researchers
New Research: Not just words
Reputational attacks against journalists
We surveyed 645 journalists based in 87 countries (and interviewed 54) about their experiences with reputational attacks. Here’s what they said.
A project of the Global Reporting Centre, in partnership with the UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Disinformation Project at Simon Fraser University, and PEN Canada. Full report coming soon.
Research / Network
Hidden costs research network
Trillions of dollars a year of merchandise travel across oceans and continents linking low cost manufacturers from developing countries to large discount-driven consumer markets. While the benefits of these supply chains are clear – jobs, goods and commerce – the costs are largely hidden from the public.
This research network, led by the Global Reporting Centre, aims to reveal the consequences of global supply chains. Our investigative team includes seasoned award-winning journalists, who are partnering with leading scholars and students to embark on ambitious research and reporting projects.
Research / fixers
What are the best (or at least better) practices for correspondent-fixer dynamics in global reporting? For many years, the GRC has partnered with leading scholars on research projects, workshops, and articles related to this complex issue.
Research / Select Academic articles
Concentration and crises: exploring the deep roots of vulnerability in the global industrial food system
“Fixing” the Journalist-Fixer Relationship
Shayna Plaut & Peter Klein
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Journalism Studies on 31/07/2019, available here.
Sand mining: Stopping the grind of unregulated supply chains
Sherry Da & Philippe Le Billon
The hidden costs of global supply chain solutions
Genevieve LeBaron & Jane Lister
Is artificial intelligence greening global supply chains? Exposing the political economy of environmental costs
Hybrid (un)freedom in worker hostels in garment supply chains
Andrew Crane, Vivek Soundararajan, Michael J Bloomfield, Genevieve LeBaron & Laura J Spence