The Global Reporting Centre is proud to lead several teaching and student initiatives focused on educating the next generation of global reporters.

The Global Reporting Program (GRP)

At a time when global reporting is in crisis and models of foreign correspondence are being called into question, the GRC is revolutionizing the way in which global journalism is being taught and produced.

The Global Reporting Program, the Centre’s educational branch, brings together university-based journalism programs across the globe, allowing graduate students to investigate and report neglected global stories through true cross-border and cross-cultural collaborations.

Students from partner universities study global reporting techniques and experiment with innovations through a “teaching hospital” approach to journalism education. A key component of the course is collaborative fieldwork, as well as collaborative production of major works of journalism on under-covered global issues. Students work closely with subject-area scholars, basing their reporting on scholarly research and in-depth reporting.

The GRP emerges from the successful International Reporting Program (IRP) at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Since its inception in 2008, the IRP has afforded more than 100 students the opportunity to report and produce high-quality works of global journalism. These projects appeared in The New York Times, The GuardianThe Globe & Mail, Toronto Star,  CBS News, PBS Frontline, CBC, VICE News, and Al Jazeera, among others. Student-led projects have earned recognition from many of the leading professional journalism organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy for Best Investigation), Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi), Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow, National Network Award), International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (Webby honour) and Online News Association (OJA).

For more information and to view our current and past projects please visit the Global Reporting Program site.

Global Supply Chain Reporting Fellowship

The UBC Global Reporting Centre is pleased to announce the Global Supply Chain Reporting Fellowship, which will support an incoming master’s journalism student at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.

UBC is a tier-one research university with expertise in global journalism, sustainability, forestry, fisheries, global economics, public policy and other related fields.

The one-year fellowship provides a $7,500 stipend for a master’s student with a demonstrated interest in investigating the externalities of global supply chains (eg, pollution, labour, corruption, climate impact). Applicants are expected to have either conducted research or reported stories related to global commerce. 

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by journalists in our Hidden Costs of Supply Chains consortium, which includes Emmy- and Pulitzer-winning investigative reporters from The New York Times, Toronto Star, Associated Press, NBC News, CBC News, PBS Frontline and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The Global Supply Chain Reporting Fellow would be expected to spend 10 hours per week during the academic year in a work/learn position, under the direct supervision of Professor Peter Klein.

For more information on how to apply please visit our Hidden Costs website.

Global Student in Residence

The GRC also offers the Global Student in Residence program, which allows mid-career journalists the opportunity to work on a Global Reporting Centre project, and funding to advance their journalism studies. To view our current and past Global Students, visit this page. For information on applying, visit the this page.

Global Environmental Justice documentaries collection

The GEJ is a collection of 25 documentaries with accompanying teacher’s guides. These documentaries are suitable for use in a wide range of subject areas, from Asian, environmental and Indigenous studies to law, geography, English, and conservation biology. For more information on titles and pricing please visit the Global Environmental Justice website.