We have big plans this year. Here, Global Press team members describe the projects, programs and stories they are most excited to bring to the world.

Global Press Journal

New, thematic verticals and investigative columns will cover the world's most pressing issues.

A performer who uses the stage name Emma Pourchot participates in a drag show in Chihuahua, Mexico. (Lilette A. Contreras/Global Press Mexico)

Next-Level Storytelling

Led by a team of proximate and expert editors, these thematic verticals will bring nuance and depth to issues that Global Press Journal reporters are uniquely able to cover.

  • Global LGBTQ+ Rights: A layered approach to storytelling will explore the challenges and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Women's Health: A focused set of stories that will explore how policy and society impact crucial aspects of women's health.
  • Cultural Trends: A joyful set of stories designed to bring readers close to vibrant, beautiful facets of communities across the world.

Ndinda Kioko

"I am incredibly excited to lead Global Press Journal’s LGBTQ+ vertical in 2024. I will be collaborating with a global team of brilliant reporters to tell stories that shed new light onto everything from legislative progress to health care and societal challenges."

Mildred Chiranda lies in a bed at Harare Central Hospital in Zimbabwe. (Gamuchirai Masiyiwa, Global Press Zimbabwe)

Year-Long Investigations

Three all-star Global Press senior reporters will tackle pressing issues in their communities. Told as monthly serials, these year-long investigations will yield powerful sets of stories destined to change the world.

  • Investigating Milei: Global Press Senior Reporter Lucila Pellettieri will cover the repercussions of President Javier Milei's economic policies on all aspects of Argentine society.
  • Medical Migration: Global Press Senior Reporter Gamuchirai Masiyiwa will explore the decay of Zimbabwe's health care system through the lens of medical migration.
  • White Dust: Global Press Senior Reporter Khorloo Khukhnokhoi  will investigate the health consequences linked to the country's copper mining industry.

Gamuchirai Masiyiwa

"What excites me the most is the chance to deeply investigate this specific beat. It's a topic that people everywhere need and deserve to better understand."

Global Press Senior Reporter Merveille Kavira Luneghe is interviewed on Radio Kirumba in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo courtesy of Radio Kirumba.)

Continued Investment in Audience

In 2024, Global Press' audience team will take their audience development strategy to the next level. From building more local partnerships across radio, television, print and online media, we will also invest in new and innovative ways to serve hard-to-reach audiences — like storytelling on billboards and mobile polling our most rural readers. We'll redesign Global Press Journal to serve our growing direct audience too.


Shanté Cosme

"It's a rare opportunity to create a truly unique and values-driven audience strategy. I'm honored to be a member of the 2024 Sulzberger Leadership cohort at Columbia University where I'm devising new ways to deliver international news to readers alongside some of the sharpest minds in media. I'm focused on the integration of our design, content, and product, so we can dramatically increase our brand awareness, audience, and impact."

Global Press Institute

Creating new pathways into the profession.

Global Press Mongolia reporters participate in a group workshop in Ulaanbaatar.

A New Certificate Program in Narrative Change Techniques

After 17 years of successfully training and employing small cohorts of women journalists in some of the world’s least-covered places, Global Press is scaling its program offerings to accelerate the pace of narrative change across the world. A new Certificate in Narrative Change Techniques will be offered in 100-women cohorts in key regions of the world. Global Press will hire select certificate graduates and will work to place others in local newsrooms across the world.


Paula Torres

"I'm thrilled to lead this significant phase for Global Press Institute as we expand our portfolio of journalism education programs in an unprecedented manner."

Global Press Reporter Adriana Alcázar González participates in an advanced photography training in Mexico City.

A New Fellowship Program for Established Journalists

Global Press is expanding its program offerings in 2024 to include a Fellowship Program, designed to offer experienced journalists working in high-risk locations the opportunity to produce exceptional stories with the support of our industry-leading Duty of Care program. In January, the first cohort of fellows joined our team from across Mexico.


Louise Scrivens

“The Mexico Fellowship program has attracted top talent from across the country securing places for three reporters with more than 30 years of reporting experience between them. These powerhouse reporters are ready to deliver our audiences even more high-quality  coverage from across Mexico."

Continuing Global Expansion

Global Press is ready to accelerate its pace of global expansion, making coverage commitments to more news deserts and challenging media markets, where we know our unique approach can transform media practices and access to accurate information.


Sam Nesfield

"I'm especially excited to meet the new reporters we recruit through expansion and learn about their communities through their reporting.”


In 2023, we saw 100% renewals from existing donors, while also building new, powerful partnerships with supporters around the world. In 2024, we will work to grow online donations and major gifts to round out our strong portfolio of support.

We are grateful for the support of our generous donors.

$250,000 and above

Emerson Collective

Emily Kaiser and Gene Bulmash

Fondation CHANEL

Ford Foundation

Kaphan Foundation


MacArthur Foundation


Open Square Foundation

Skyline Foundation

$100,000 - $249,999

Channel Foundation

Humanity United
Fred Foundation
Michelle Mercer and Bruce Golden
Tingari-Silverton Foundation

$5,000 - $99,000

Auriga Foundation

Bylo Chacon Foundation

Cloud Mountain Foundation

Cottonwood Springs Foundation

First Dollar Foundation

George Kaiser Family Foundation

Gruber Family Foundation

Leslie Hill

Manaaki Foundation

Michelle Swenson and Stan Drobac

Mize Family Foundation

Ringen Foundation

Seattle Foundation

Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation

Tecovas Foundation

Vere Initiatives

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Byline, the first book by Global Press Founder and CEO Cristi Hegranes boosted fundraising and awareness in 2023.

Global Press founder Cristi Hegranes penned her first book, which was released in September 2023. Byline, a provocative and hopeful take on the future of journalism, sold out its first run and took Cristi on a 12-city book tour across the US. The Byline book tour continues in 2024 with more U.S. and international tour dates. Visit bylinebook.com for the latest.

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