Guiding Forces

Values-driven journalism. 

All Global Press journalism and business operations strictly adhere to the organization’s four core values: dignity, diversity, transparency and excellence.

Our core values allow us to prioritize accuracy over speed and human dignity over click-bait headlines. From our industry-leading Duty of Care program that provides for the security of every journalist in our network to our world-class transparency practices in both business and editorial operations, our values serve our staff and readers alike. 

Core Values

Dignity

We provide dignified employment opportunities that result in the production of dignity-driven journalism.

Diversity

We accurately represent the diversity of our world in our hiring practices and our news coverage.

Transparency

Our editorial processes, financial reports and other key decision-making materials are available to the public.

Excellence

Global Press strives for 100 percent accuracy in every story and works to produce ethical, exceptional journalism daily.

Dignity

Exceptional journalism requires humanity.

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.

Global Press Style Guide

The Global Press Style Guide is a living document that establishes rules for referring to the people and places around the world where Global Press Journal reporters work. Each entry was crafted with the assistance of Global Press Journal reporters and editors, who live and work in the communities they cover.

Each entry was written with the specific intention of promoting dignity and precision in the practice of international journalism.

Duty of Care

Global Press prioritizes the physical, emotional, digital and legal safety of every reporter in our network. For media organizations that employ foreign correspondents, security protocols are often limited to extraction. But because Global Press reporters live in the communities that they cover, extraction is not an option.

We have designed an industry-leading  duty of care strategy that mitigates risk and makes exceptional journalism possible.

Commitment to Accuracy

Global Press Journal aims for 100 percent accuracy in every story. We rely on readers around the world to highlight any inaccuracies they might find, in local language or in English. To report a correction, email 
[email protected] Every editor on our staff receives these emails. An editor will respond to your correction request within 48 hours. All corrections are noted at the bottom of the article and compiled in a corrections archive.

Diversity

Covering global communities requires diversity. 

At Global Press we work to accurately represent the diversity of our world in our hiring practices and our 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.

Reporter gender:
100% female


Reporter race:
99% people of color
1% white


Global Leadership Gender:
70% female
30% male


Global Leadership Race:
60% people of color
40% white


Transparency

Independent journalism requires transparent funding. 

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.

Learn more about our gift acceptance policy. 

Internal Policies and Strategic Operations Plan

Annual Reports

Global Press Financials

Excellence

Global journalism requires rigor.

Global Press aims to be the news organization of record from the world’s least-covered markets. To make that happen, we are investing 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.

The Clarion Award for Online Journalism – Special News Section

Awarded to Senior Reporters Kalpana Khanal, Shilu Manandhar and Yam Kumari Kandel for Long After the Quake, Nepal Waits for Help

Media Professionalism Award, Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe

Awarded to Vimbai Chinembiri for Women Join Zimbabwe’s Gold Rush

Gold for the 2016/17 LACP Vision Awards

Awarded to Global Press for our 2017 Annual Report

2017 Leadership Council

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2017 Classy Awards

Global Press was named one of the top 100 most innovative organizations in the world

2017 Global Sourcing Council 3S Awards

Nominee for 2017 Empowerment Award

2017 Scale Award, WeWork Creator Awards

Awarded to Global Press Institute

2016 Mobile Web Awards, Best News Mobile Website

Awarded to Global Press Journal

2016 Webby Awards, Best Writing (Editorial) Honoree

Awarded to Global Press Journal

2015 Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Miel Fellowship

Awarded to Yam Kandel, GPJ Nepal

2015 Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, Miel Fellowship

Awarded to Shilu Manandhar, GPJ Nepal

2015 Pultizer Center for Crisis Reporting, Miel Fellowship

Awarded to Wairimu Michengi, GPJ Kenya

2015 Distinguished Young Alumna Award, NYU

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2014 Boehm Media Fellowship

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2013 Ulrich Wickert Award for Child Rights

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2013 Ashoka Fellowship

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2013 American Express “Emerging Innovator” Award

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2012 Excellence in Epilepsy Reporting, the International Bureau of Epilepsy

Awarded to GPI reporter Comfort Mussa, GPI Cameroon News Desk

2012 Zambian Reporter of the Year, HIV/AIDS and Gender-based Violence Coverage

Awarded to GPI reporter Chanda Katango, GPI Zambia News Desk

2012 Named Top 10 Organization Using Digital Technology to Innovate for Women and Girls

Awarded to Global Press Institute

2012 Grinnell Prize for Social Justice Innovation

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2012 Finalist for Trust Women Hero Award

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2011 Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40, Bay Area Business Journal

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2011, Kurt Schork Award, Excellence in International Journalism, Reuters

Awarded to GPI reporter Gertrude Pswarayi, GPI Zimbabwe News Desk

2011 Kurt Schork Award, Excellence in International Journalism Shortlist, Reuters

Awarded to GPI senior reporter Tara Bhattarai, GPI Nepal News Desk

2011 Jefferson Award for Public Service

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2011 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, International Women’s Media Foundation

Awarded to GPI reporter Jackee Batanda, GPI Uganda News Desk

2010 Society of Professional Journalists, Journalism Innovation Prize

Awarded to Global Press Institute

2010 New Media Awards, Standard of Excellence Award Web Award

Awarded to Global Press Institute

2008 Women Who Dare Award, Girls Inc.

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2008, One of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century, Women’s eNews

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director

2008 Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism

Awarded to Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Founder and Executive Director