The Seattle Globalist is a daily online publication covering the connections between Seattle and the rest of the globe. We highlight diverse voices and train the next generation of media makers.
Our mission is to elevate diverse voices through media, because we want Seattle to be a place known for its powerful authentic voice.
We believe that creating opportunities for diverse people to report on and write about issues important to them, through a platform that engages a broad public audience, will help create a vibrant media environment that truly represents the world we live in.
We work toward this vision by:
*Cultivating new voices: We provide journalism training and publishing opportunities for underserved youth through our Apprenticeship program and Globalist Youth workshops, support innovative international journalism projects by media makers in our community and provide editorial mentorship to non-professional journalists interested in writing for The Seattle Globalist.
*Acting as a bridge: We cover the intersection between local and global issues, connect professional and non-professional journalists, and fill the space between Seattle’s ethnic press and mainstream media.
*Starting conversations: The Seattle Globalist is a catalyst for community conversation about politics, immigration, diversity, education and more, and it’s a place where all perspectives are welcomed and fostered.
In collaboration with the UW Department of Communication, The Seattle Globalist offers journalism workshops, student internships, and an innovative undergraduate course that immerses students in the Globalist newsroom. In addition, The Seattle Globalist provides an on-campus resource to students and faculty interested in issues of new media and nonprofit journalism.
The Globalist teaches an Advanced Multiplatform 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 in the course have the opportunity to publish their work with The Seattle Globalist and the First Days Project.
Globalist 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 multimedia slideshow exploring immigration and deportation statistics in the Pacific Northwest; created international reporting projects to Bangladesh, Japan, Mexico and Jordan, developed social marketing campaigns; and competed in the International Documentary Challenge.
Seattle 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 that received the 2014 national Edward R. Murrow award for audio documentary. In 2013 the Globalist released its first feature-length documentary, BARZAN, which follows a local family caught up in a terrorism investigation following the 9/11 attacks. Globalist journalists also produced such special projects as Back Across the Border, a series following the lives of Mexicans choosing to return to Mexico from the US in search of economic opportunity; 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.