About the Globalist

The Seattle Globalist is a daily publication covering the connections between Seattle and the rest of the globe. It’s where Seattle meets the world.

Our mission is to elevate diverse voices through media.

Seattle is a city with a big worldview. Named a “hyper-diverse city” by the Migration Policy Institute, more than a quarter of Seattle residents are foreign-born. Seattleites are exceptionally well traveled and the city is home to a bustling economy of businesses and nonprofits whose impact is felt across the globe.

The Globalist features travel writing from a Northwest perspective, restaurant and music reviews, a calendar of cultural events, and perspectives on global news from Seattle’s international population. Behind this layer of content is a robust community of Globalists—travelers, immigrants, global health workers, students, foreign film buffs, foodies— all the Seattleites who identify as “Globalists.”

What We Do

The Seattle Globalist publishes a daily news site focused on international connections in the Pacific Northwest. Follow us on Twitter for regular updates. We host regular community events, including journalism workshops; happy hours; travel slideshows and more! Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events.

We support innovative international journalism projects by media makers in our community (such as BARZANSlum Rising, Generation Putin and Cost of Gender).

We provide journalism training and publishing opportunities for underserved youth through our Apprenticeship program and Globalist Youth workshops. Check out our Globalist Youth page for information on upcoming programs.

Our Supporters

The Seattle Globalist is a trade name of The Common Language Project, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Globalist is housed by the University of Washington, Department of Communication. Financial support comes from our partners and sponsors, reporting grants, and individual donors.

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Ethics & Transparency

Seattle Globalist staff, volunteers, journalists, contributors and editors follow the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and have taken the TAO of Journalism Pledge to be Transparent, Accountable and Open. The Seattle Globalist is a member of the Investigative News Network. The Seattle Globalist receives pro bono legal assistance through the Online Media Legal Network. The Seattle Globalist is a silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant.

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Editorial Independence Policy

We subscribe to INN’s standards of editorial independence as follows:

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We will maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

Our organization also may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but our organization maintains editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $1,000 or more. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.

Comment Policy

We welcome your comments on our articles, as long as they are respectful, relevant and civil in tone. We do not pre-moderate comments. However, in order to maintain this site as a trusted and useful resource, we reserve the right to remove any post that does not comply with our Comment Policy, or simply is not in keeping with our editorial standards for civility. Any commenter who ignores our policies may be banned permanently and without notice. We may delete any comment that contains:

  • Slander, personal attacks or abusive, hateful, threatening or offensive language or material.
  • Spam or links to spam (repeated attempts to redirect readers to another website are considered spam).
  • Comments off-topic to the article.
  • All capital letters.
  • Intentionally inflammatory rhetoric.
  • Links to inappropriate or unrelated content.
  • Identical, repetitive comments posted on multiple articles.
  • Excessively long URLs
  • Graphics
  • Personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, emails, etc.
  • Blatantly promotional content.
  • Reproduced copyrighted articles from other sources: provide a link only.
  • More than 1,000 words. Text continued to another post to bypass the 1000-word limit will be deleted.

Our comment section is provided for readers’ opinions. Seattle Globalist staff and board do not fact-check the statements posted here, and do not necessarily agree with the opinions. Disclaimer: The Seattle Globalist is not responsible for injury or liability to any reader or commenter resulting from the content posted on the site, or from comments posted by readers, that may be viewed as offensive, misleading, inaccurate, illegal, or otherwise unsuitable. Adapted, with thanks, from CommonDreams.org.