Mission

Global Press exists to create a more just and informed world by training and employing local female journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least-covered places.

Global Press Senior Reporter Shilu Manandhar on location after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Rachana Upadhyaya, GPJ Nepal

How It Works

We are working to solve two of the most entrenched problems in journalism — its lack of diversity across geographies, race, class and gender; and the absence of ethical, revenue-generating business models that create healthy and sustainable news organizations. Global Press operates a professional training program that offers local women the opportunity to learn the principled practice of professional journalism. All training graduates are offered long-term employment at Global Press Journal, where they work within a robust editorial structure to produce integrity-rich, accurate journalism that features local voices, deep context and nuanced analysis. Stories are published in local language and English and widely disseminated across the world via Global Press News Service. By 2020, Global Press will be the world’s leading news producer from the developing world.

"It allows people to own their own voices. It allows people to make decisions. It allows people to participate in issues that are of concern to them. It allows people to be free." - Gertrude Pswarayi, GPJ Zimbabwe

Core Values

In order to produce accurate, authentic journalism from some of the world’s most challenging locations, Global Press conducts all editorial, financial and daily operations based on a set of core values:

Dignity: Global Press values the dignity of all people. We create dignified employment opportunities that result in the production of dignity-driven journalism. Our journalists challenge stereotypical victim-based narratives of poverty and disaster by giving voice to non-elite sources and new perspectives.

Diversity: Global Press aims to accurately represent the diversity of our world in its hiring practices and its news coverage. We prioritize both physical and cognitive diversity in our diverse global team. Global Press benefits from the creativity, innovation and journalistic balance that occurs when people who have different access, experiences and perspectives work together. (See more about GPJ diversity below.)

Transparency: Global Press believes that strong journalism thrives in transparent environments.  Global Press makes editorial policies, financials, annual reports, and other key decision-making materials transparent and accessible to the public on all websites.

Excellence: Global Press aims to be the news organization of record from the developing world. Global Press invests in the training and professional development of every employee. Our editorial process is defined by a non-assignment policy, which allows local reporters to pitch and report stories most relevant in their communities and by a heavy investment in accuracy protocols and professionals. Every Global Press story goes through a multi-tiered accuracy process that includes fact checking, copy editing, translation and editorial production.

Global Press Institute, the training arm of the organization, trains local reporters to produce news coverage that is comprehensive and proportional. Mainstream media tends to only cover the developing world in terms of war, poverty, disaster and disease. At Global Press we cover the whole community.

"In order to change the story, we must first change the storyteller." — Cristi Hegranes, Founder & CEO Global Press

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Newsroom

GPJ prioritizes the physical and cognitive diversity of our team. We believe the journalism institutions have a responsibility to pursue diversity to ensure that the people and places they are covering are accurately represented.