Global Press in the news

At Global Press, we not only report the news, sometimes we make the news too. Here are some recent highlights of press coverage about Global Press, or op-eds by Global Press team members.

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May 13, 2024

Global Press Board of Directors Endorses New Operating Model, Paving the Way for Unprecedented Global Expansion

Last week, the Global Press Board of Directors endorsed a new operating model designed to dramatically expand the global footprint of training and reporting programs, while deepening the topical reporting focus for the 18-year-old nonprofit news organization.


February 15, 2024

Exceptional journalism happens everywhere.

Cristi Hegranes speaks at First Amendment Week Finale.


January 17, 2024

What it really means to have a global press: Cristi Hegranes on Tech Nation radio

Moira at Tech Nation speaks to Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes about her vision of what it really means to have a global press and about her book, Byline.


December 13, 2023

Global Press COO Laxmi Parthasarathy's 2024 Neiman Lab Prediction

"It’s time to prioritize audiences we know we can’t monetize."


November 13, 2023

Introducing the Guide de Style and Multiple Languages for the Global Press Style Guide Browser Extension

Global Press launched its Style Guide over a decade ago, creating a boundary-pushing style guide for international journalism. In July 2022, Global Press’ managing editor Terry Aguayo debuted the Guia de estilo, our very first Spanish-language style guide based on principles of dignity and precision. And in the coming weeks, Global Press will launch its Style Guide in a third language, this time in French: the Guide de style.


November 2, 2023

Women in Global Press: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

"On this week’s 51%, we speak with award-winning international reporter Amanda Sperber to learn how news outlets and foreign correspondents can better serve the communities they cover. We also sit down with the leader of one organization that’s putting that message into practice: Global Press, founded by Cristi Hegranes, has been training women in countries around the world how to report on their communities since 2006."


October 12, 2023

Describing People With Dignity

Imprecise terms promote bias and oversimplify complex topics that readers need and deserve to understand.


October 11, 2023

"Journalism Is Not Dead"

Global Press founder Cristi Hegranes is interviewed by the Santa Fe Reporter on her new book "Byline" on the present and future of journalism.


October 10, 2023

Local journalists are the key to improving the global news industry.

Global Press CEO, Cristi Hegranes is on Forbes speaking to Michael Zakaras about Byline and her vision for international journalism.


October 3, 2023

"Here's the Good News: the World is Full of Talented Local Journalists"

Cristi Hegranes, Founder & CEO of Global Press, was interviewed on King 5's New Day NW with host Amity Addrisi on her book "Byline." Hegranes talked about the current state of journalism in the United States and how we have the tools to fix it.


September 25, 2023

Fixing the News Isn't an Intractable Problem

An excerpt from Cristi Hegrane’s new book, Byline: How Local Journalists Can Improve the Global News Industry and Change the World, has been edited for republication in Current.


September 20, 2023

How Local Journalists Can Improve the Global News Industry

Ashoka Live offers this "insightful conversation with Cristi Hegranes, Founder of Global Press, about the future of news and opportunities to meld local and global for greater accuracy and trust. Cristi is also an Ashoka Fellow and author of the new book Byline. We talked about how some reporting practices from Covid times may be here to stay – and why that’s a good thing."


September 17, 2023

Transforming Global News Coverage by Recruiting, Training and Employing Women Journalists Worldwide. 1-on-1 with Global Press' Cristi Hegranes.

Mike Binder, Publisher of E&P Magazine, interviews Global Press Founder & CEO Cristi Hegranes on the launch of her new book, "Byline."


August 21, 2023

The International Press Institute (IPI) features Global Press' "Voices of Defiance" in This Month's Member Spotlight

Global Press, a committed member of the IPI global network, recently launched "Voices of Defiance", a global press freedom initiative spanning 11 coverage countries and seven languages, incorporating powerful videos, handwritten notes and an interactive map featuring comprehensive data from 180 countries.


August 14, 2023

Senior Reporter Coraly Cruz Mejías interviewed on Radio Raíces la Voz del Pepino

Cruz Mejías discusses her investigative stories for Global Press Journal with Victor Rivera Pastrana, host of WLRP 1460 AM, Puerto Rico's most tuned-in local station that has been on the air for the past 50 years.


August 7, 2023

Global Press Founder & CEO Cristi Hegranes Interviewed in "Women in the Line of Fire: the Global Problem of Online Violence Against Women in Journalism"

The abuse of female journalists is a scourge on the media sector, impacting the careers and mental health of the women themselves and diminishing the industry as a whole. Dr Rebecca Whittington, online safety editor for Reach PLC, looks at what can be done about it.


August 3, 2023

How the Global Press Style Guide Came To Be

Global Press, an international news organization that trains and employs local women journalists in some of the world’s least-covered places, did not always have its own style guide. Like most news publications, the reporters at this 17-year-old news outlet relied on the Associated Press Stylebook — until a 2012 story from a Kenyan reporter highlighted the need to rethink how news organizations describe people and places around the world.


August 1, 2023

Global Press Founder Cristi Hegranes to Publish First Book, Byline, On the Future of Journalism

Featuring original interviews with some of the biggest names in journalism, including Nicholas Kristof, Carroll Bogert, Bobby Ghosh, Lauren Williams and Global Press reporters around the world, Byline makes a bold case that international coverage led by local journalists can restore trust in the entire industry. Available for pre-order now. Book tour information at


July 27, 2023

Fortune Moyo and Global Press Zimbabwe Selected to Join the 7th Cohort of the Jamlab Accelerator Programme

Seven innovative companies across the continent have been chosen as part of the Jamlab Accelerator Programme. The current cohort will be tackling various media challenges in their countries. The programme provides journalists and innovators with tools to support their companies.


July 18, 2023

Global Press Reporter Linda Mujuru's investigation, "Push for Gold Leaves a Toxic Legacy," Named a Finalist in the Nonprofit News Awards 2023

"Push for Gold Leaves a Toxic Legacy" has been named a Finalist in the Community Champion Award category of the Institute for Nonprofit News' Nonprofit News Awards 2023.


July 12, 2023

Safety practices are part of daily newsroom operations instead of being a reactive response.

During a panel at the IRE conference in Orlando, Manny Garcia, executive editor for the Austin American-Statesman, and Cristi Hegranes, chief executive officer and publisher of Global Press, shared how they make safety a priority in their newsrooms.


June 27, 2023

Global Press Reporter Nishu Joshi in Conversation on Krishnasar Radio Nepal

Nishu Joshi, Global Press Journal reporter, in conversation with presenter Maya Adhikari; Lokendra Bahadur Shahi, Officer of Education, Youth and Sports Division of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolis; and Mangal Prasad Mabi, Assistant Principal of Nepalgunj Kripa Ram Barma.


June 26, 2023

Don't Force the Readers to Make Assumptions

Non-profit newsroom Global Press has found that three-quarters of US readers prefer in-depth coverage produced by local reporters that goes beyond conflict-driven narratives.


June 17, 2023

Global Press Reporter Gamuchirai Masiwa on Heart & Soul TV

Global Press Reporter Gamuchirai Masiwa in conversation on pension medical schemes in Zimbabwe.


May 12, 2023

Laxmi Parthasarathy, COO of Global Press, on Countering Parachute Journalism

Global Press, the non-profit organization, found that U.S. audiences are growing tired of disaster-driven foreign news. Now, they're turning to trained local reporters for the full story.


April 12, 2023

A Radical Vision for a New Approach to Journalism

CEO Cristi Hegranes speaks to the Emerson Collective's Marcy Stech and shares the vision and values behind the organization.


April 6, 2023

Global Press Journalist Linda Mujuru Interviewed on VOA Studio 7

Linda Mujuru discusses her investigation into the use of mercury in gold mining on Livetalk, 30-minute call-in TV (simulcast) talk show in Zimbabwe.


March 30, 2023

Global Press Announces High-Powered, All-Women Team to Lead Africa Bureaus

Lillian Aluanga and Ciku Kimeria are the latest well-respected national and international journalists to leave major media brands to join the Global Press team.


March 7, 2023

Global Press Releases New Audience Report in Partnership with Media Impact Funders

Written by Global Press Chief Operating Officer Laxmi Parthasarathy and Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes, this study establishes that there is a deep reservoir of untapped demand from readers in the United States—across a wide range of demographics, including noncitizen, diaspora and migrant populations—for higher-quality international journalism.


February 9, 2023

Global Press Founder on the "It's All Journalism" Podcast

Global Press CEO and founder Cristi Hegranes talks to the host of "It’s All Journalism" about the organization's past, present, and future.


January 18, 2023

Prison Journalism Project Appoints Four Leaders to Board of Directors

Prison Journalism Project names Global Press founder and CEO Cristi Hegranes to its board of directors.


December 6, 2022

Global Press News Services Hires Celia Wu as Managing Director in Anticipation of 2023 Demand for B2B Services That Promote DEI and Employee Well-Being

Global Press News Services (GPNS), a division of international non-profit media organization Global Press, has named sustainable journalism expert Celia Wu as Managing Director to expand global access to the organization’s B2B products and services.


November 26, 2022

Global Press on NPR's "Weekend Edition"

Scott Simon, of NPR’s "Weekend Edition," interviews Global Press Argentina senior reporter Lucila Pellettieri about her story on the shocking conditions in Argentina's overcrowded prisons.


November 25, 2022

Global Press on PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour’s Nick Schifrin interviews Global Press senior Zimbabwe reporter Linda Mujuru about her long-term investigation into miners using mercury to extract gold.


October 24, 2022

Global Press Strategic Plan Approved, Key Organizational Updates and 2023 Activities

The Global Press board of directors unanimously approved the new strategic direction of the organization which includes major changes to editorial structure, audience engagement and global expansion. 


September 22, 2022

Global Press in NPR’s “The Public Editor” Newsletter

Poynter’s Kelly McBride consults Global Press founder Cristi Hegranes, and cites the Global Press Style Guide, on use of the term "mud huts."


August 2, 2022

Shifting the Narrative

The Emerson Collective writes about Global Press and its founder, Cristi Hegranes, as part of its Dial Fellowship series


July 25, 2022

Global Press on PBS NewsHour

Global Press Journal Mongolia reporter Khorloo Khukhnokhoi appears on PBS NewsHour to discuss the findings of her investigation into forced virginity testing in high schools.


May 20, 2022

Meet Global Press: Filling Global News Gaps with Female Reporters

Columbia Climate School's blog, "State of the Planet," highlights the "Sustain What" news review with Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes and COO Laxmi Parthasarathy


May 16, 2022

COO Laxmi Parthasarathy in Elle India magazine

An Elle India profile on COO Laxmi Parthasarathy and her husband highlights the vital work of Global Press


May 14, 2022

"Decolonizing Global Media Coverage" panel at the 2022 International Journalism Festival

Global Press COO Laxmi Parthasarathy speaks on a panel at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia


April 19, 2022

Senior reporter Linda Mujuru on BBC’s Digital Planet

Interview by Gareth Mitchell, April 2022, BBC World Service “Digital Planet”


April 13, 2022

Joint Op-Ed by CEO Cristi Hegranes

A joint op-ed by CEO Cristi Hegranes and Geetha Murali, Global Press board member and CEO of Room to Read, April 2022, The Chronicle of Philanthropy


April 5, 2022

Reporter Khorloo Khokhnokoi on BBC’s Digital Planet

Interview by Gareth Mitchell, April 2022, BBC World Service “Digital Planet”


January 25, 2022

Senior Reporter Lucila Pellettieri on BBC's Digital Planet

Interview by Gareth Mitchell, January 2022, BBC World Service “Digital Planet”


December 22, 2021

A Talk with Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes

Interview by Maurice Bloem, December 2021, Podcast Walk Talk Listen


December 15, 2021

2022 Journalism Predictions: The Year We Improve Representation in International Coverage

Article by Global Press COO Laxmi Parthasarathy, December 2021, Nieman Lab


November 24, 2020

Independent Media and the Pandemic

November 2020, Center for International Media Assistance


October 22, 2020

Journalism in the Time of Crisis

A panel conversation featuring Global Press COO Laxmi Parthasarathy, October 2020, Carleton University


July 2, 2020

Newsrooms updates to style guide entries related to race are heartening, but far from comprehensive

Article by Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes, July 2020,


June 10, 2020

Sharing stories from the front lines

A panel conversation featuring Global Press COO Laxmi Parthasarathy, June 2020, The 2020 Media Impact Forum


May 18, 2020

Leading a Global Team Through Crisis Means Focusing on Local Details

Article by Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes and COO Laxmi Parthasarathy, May 2020, Stanford Social Innovation Review


April 15, 2020

Global Media Organizations Can Build Resilience to the Coronavirus by Showing Reporters They Care

Article by Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes and COO Laxmi Parthasarathy, April 2020, Center for International Media Assistance


March 31, 2020

Q&A with Laxmi Parthasarathy, Chief Operating Officer of Global Press

Interview by Tesnim Zekeria, March 2020, The Atlantic


December 1, 2018

Predictions for Journalism in 2019?A Year to Invest in the Security of Local Journalists

Article by Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes, December 2018, Nieman Lab at Harvard University


June 14, 2018

Why Local Journalism Makes a Difference

June 2018, NiemanReports


April 27, 2018

Some Zimbabweans Say Mnangagwa Will Win 2018 Presidential Election

Coverage of a Global Press event, May 2018, Voice of America


April 12, 2018

The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media

Report by Laxmi Parthasarathy and Michael Gordon, April 2018, Michigan Ross Center for Social Impact, University of Michigan


November 22, 2017

How To Reinvent Journalism

Podcast interview with Global Press CEO Cristi Hegranes, November 2017, Inflection Point


April 10, 2017

Global Press trains women around the world to be local journalists

April 2017, Nieman Lab at Harvard University


November 21, 2016

Remarks by UN head Ban Ki-moon Single Out Global Press Founder

While accepting an honorary doctorate by Loyola Marymount University, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pays tribute to LMU alumnus Cristi Hegranes, who founded Global Press, and praises her for sharing the values he pursues in his work.