Our groundbreaking model
Round Earth Media is reaching huge audiences with important untold stories via top tier media in the U.S. and around the world.
To report these stories, we partner young American journalists with young journalists from the countries where we are reporting, mentored by Round Earth’s veteran reporters, editors and photographers.
The result is rich, balanced, knowledgeable reporting and a rare learning experience for next gen journalists.
The need for training and reporting
Used to be, future journalists could refine their craft at a small newspaper or radio or TV station, do good work, get noticed, head to ever-bigger markets, and eventually find themselves reporting from outside U.S. borders. For generations, this is how foreign correspondents got their start.
The need for good work hasn’t changed, but with U.S. newsrooms both big and small contracting, the venerated editor-reporter relationship is getting harder to find. For journalists aspiring to be global correspondents, it’s harder still.
Meanwhile, the need for unbiased, well-researched, responsibly reported global news and information has never been greater.
This points to the particular mission of Round Earth Media, a nonprofit media organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Veteran global journalist Mary Stucky and her team of experienced editors, photographers, filmmakers and reporters are training and mentoring the next generation of global correspondents. And, they’re helping to place these reporters’ important, untold global stories in some of the outstanding news outlets of our day –in the United States and in the countries where we are reporting.
Our teams of aspiring young journalists work together in the field on the same story, reaching audiences in both countries with important, untold stories.
We think this is the best way to produce journalism of the highest quality, while providing the mentoring that so valuable to next generation global correspondents.
Round Earth Media Leadership
Round Earth Media was founded by veteran journalists Mary Stucky and Mary Losure. A former reporter at the NBC-TV affiliate in Minneapolis, and a long-time contributor to National Public Radio, Stucky shared in a 2006 Peabody Award for her reports on Hmong and Chinese immigrants in the documentary Crossing East: Our History, Our Stories, Our America.
We are pleased that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation acknowledged our work with a generous capacity-building grant to help us expand our board of directors.
Board of Directors: Mary Stucky | Bradley Lehrman | Ann Mond Johnson | Carla Baranauckas http://www.roundearthmedia.org/who-we-are/tim-morin/
Advisers: Nancy Sharkey | Marla J. Kinney | Andi McDaniel | Naka Nathaniel | Mara Hvistendahl | Nancy H. Fushan | Magdalena Georgieva. To read about the advisers on our groundbreaking Morocco journalism program click here.
Our Interns. If you’re interested in an internship with Round Earth, send us an email <info@roundEarthMedia.org> with your resume and career goals and we’ll get back to you if we think there’s a fit.
Our Photographers and Filmmakers. Round Earth works with some of the world’s most acclaimed photographers and also with early-career photojournalists and photojournalism students.
Support stories that are important to you
As a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, Round Earth Media is funded by contributions from individuals and grants from foundations who support our dual mission, training the next generation of global journalistis while producing high-quality global reporting for broad audiences in the United States and in the countries where we are reporting.
Your individual contributions – of any size — make it possible for us to continue to this important work.
We proud to receive recognition and support from important national foundations, which have included the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
We also receive support from our journalism outlets and institutional partners like SIT Study Abroad.
Round Earth is in the forefront of exploring new transformational models for sustainable global journalism, including innovative entrepreneurial and institutional collaborations. All donations are tax deductible.