Cristi Hegranes

Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
I founded Global Press 17 years ago to change the face of international journalism. Today, I lead the business side of Global Press and serve as the publisher of Global Press Journal, our award-winning, multi-lingual news publication. I am the author of the forthcoming book (Forbes Books 2023) Byline: How Local Journalists Can Improve the Global News Industry and Change the World. Some of the things I'm most proud of creating at Global Press include our industry-leading Duty of Care program, which provides for the physical, emotional, digital and legal security of our journalists, and the Global Press Style Guide, which exists to promote dignity and precision in international journalism. My greatest passion is creating world-class employment for badass women across the globe.
Work history:
Reporter, Village Voice Media; Freelance Journalist; Adjunct Professor, California State University, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, Georgetown University
Master of Science in Journalism - New York University; Bachelor of Arts in Communications - Loyola Marymount University
Notable Accomplishments
Elevate Prize Finalist, Emerson Collective Dial Fellow, GLG Social Impact Fellow, Women-run Workplace of the Year, Inc. Magazine Best Places to Work, Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University, Distinguished Young Alumni of New York University, Ashoka Fellow, Society of Professional Journalists' Journalism Innovation Prize, Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism