The Seattle Globalist
The Seattle Globalist is a nonprofit is a new-media nonprofit with a mission to engage, educate and inform Americans of all ages on the crucial human issues of our time through innovative and accessible journalism. In collaboration with the UW Department of Communication, CLP offers quarterly journalism workshops, student internships, and an innovative undergraduate course in entrepreneurial journalism. In addition, the CLP provides an on-campus resource to students and faculty interested in issues of new media and nonprofit journalism.
Entrepreneurial JournalismThe Globalist teaches an Entrepreneurial Journalism course in which undergraduate students are taken through the process of researching and forming story ideas, pitching to editors, reporting, and producing online content. This course arms students with the skills they need to succeed in a dynamic media landscape. Students are exposed to contemporary journalism strategies such as collaborative reporting, building a freelance brand, and marketing and funding their own journalism. Students in the course have published stories with The Seattle Globalist, Flip the Media, Crosscut, Next Door Media, The Daily and others.
Student MentoringGlobalist internships and independent study opportunities offer students the chance to learn practical real-world skills for a new and changing media climate. Past interns have produced a Flash slideshow exploring immigration and deportation statistics in the Pacific Northwest; developed social marketing campaigns; and competed in the International Documentary Challenge. The Seattle Globalist also offers student interns the opportunity to design their own independent, in-depth reporting projects, and offers supervision and mentorship through every stage of the process--from idea formation and planning to pitching, fundraising, reporting and production. Globalist staff provide regular workshops for UW students and alumni on a range of topics from ethical issues in freelance journalism and digital media literacy to afternoon-long crash courses in documentary filmmaking.
The Globalist Fish BowlWe think of our office at the university as a “fish bowl” — an open door where students, faculty and staff can stop by to discuss ideas for journalism projects, grant proposals, ethical questions and reporting strategies.
Overseas ProjectsSeattle Globalist journalists often travel overseas on multimedia reporting projects that explore underreported issues and themes. The team recently reported on young people and politics in the former Soviet Union, producing Generation Putin, an hour-long public radio special, as well as Barzan, a feature length documentary following one family's path from Iraq to Seattle and back again. In 2013 Globalist journalists are producing Slum Rising, a three-part series on how a Nairobi slum has become a center of innovation, and The Cost of Gender, a multimedia project on the state of transgender healthcare in the U.S. and why Americans are traveling abroad to get it.
The Seattle Globalist was founded by journalism faculty members Jessica Partnow, Alex Stonehill, and Sarah Stuteville.