You won’t find the Round Earth Media byline among the “pack journalism” or breaking news stories that crowd cable news channels and the big national dailies. Rather, the diverse, top-tier news outlets that run our stories look to us for the hidden, the unusual and the surprising – firsthand stories that we search out and produce, outside the glow of mainstream media.
Being independent means we can cover stories that matter to us. Without the pressure of reactive beat reporting, we can paint a thoughtful picture and provide context. Long after the Vietnam war, we are the reporters in Laos finding out why little kids are still being killed by cluster bombs. Long after El Salvador and its insurrection were out of the headlines, we are the reporters going back to learn about that country’s security crisis and its impact beyond the region.
The award-winning journalists at Round Earth Media seek out stories that illuminate the many ways in which people in the United States — recent immigrants and long-time residents alike — are connected to people around the world. We also like to tell positive stories about the richness of world cultures and the ways in which people are working to solve problems and expand opportunity around the globe.
For every story we undertake, Round Earth Media can be counted on for new angles:
A market visit in Cochabamba, Bolivia, leads to a biologist in Lima, Peru, intent on preserving potato diversity.
A stop at a flower plantation in Ecuador leads to the discovery of two U.S. supermarket chains that carry fair-trade roses.
A profile of master weaver Arnulfo Mendoza in Teotitlan del Valle, Mexico, balances his gallery successes against the demise of his marriage.
A story about judicial reforms in Tiblisi, Georgia, begins with the U.S. lawyer hired to write a TV miniseries about jury trials.
A story from Southeast Asia on dam-building along the Mekong River weighs the threat to habitat in terms of dolphins and millipedes.
Whether the theme is injustice or ingenuity, Round Earth Media makes sure people’s personal stories do not get lost, no matter how far we must travel to find them.
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