Seattle Globalist reporter Quipachtli Martinez speaks with OneAmerica Communication Director Charlie McAteer in 2013. (Globalist file photo)

Why we’re asking the wrong question when it comes to diversity in media

The media need to embrace the challenge of diversity — or be doomed to irrelevance.
Jun 21, 2016
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Hollis Wong-Wear to host The Globies on October 14

Tickets are on sale now for the most energetic, quirky, feel-good fundraising event in Seattle: The 2016 Globies!
Jun 15, 2016
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The Seattle Globalist welcomes Anna Goren and Ruchika Tulshyan to the board

We're welcoming two new board members to the team and inviting applications from our community!
May 5, 2016
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Give $10.68 and double your impact by December 31

Elevate diverse voices. Just $10.68 can help launch a new writer's career. Donate before December 31st 2015, and your gift will be doubled!
Dec 17, 2015
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#SUSI2015 Chat: what role should journalists play in social movements?

Join this live chat at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern/8:30pm India on Thursday November 12th. Tune in here or by following the Twitter hashtag #SUSI2015.
Nov 3, 2015
Before a water system was built by Seattle Nonprofit Water 1st, Mari walked four hours each day to collect water for her family from this small river. (Photo by Marla Smith-Nilson)

Essay Contest Winner: The Water Crisis

In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and engage with the people around us. If you were a foreign news correspondent, where would you like to be assigned? What story would you cover and why is this an important […]
May 23, 2015
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Essay Contest Winner: Disappearance to ISIS

If I were a foreign news correspondent I would like to be stationed in London to try to figure out how, and more importantly, why these three young girls left the country and their loving families without saying good bye.
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Essay Contest Winner: The Effects of Boycotting Chocolate: Good or Bad for Child Laborers in Cote d’Ivoire?

In our increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be informed of issues and events around the globe in order to better understand and engage with the people around us. If you were a foreign news correspondent, where would you like to be assigned? What story would you cover and why is this an important […]
Muatasim Qazi, a journalist from Balochistan, Pakistan, is seeking asylum in the U.S. The hearing for his second attempt is next week. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

Young journalist running from Pakistan’s “dirty war”

For asylum seekers like Muatasim Qazi, sometimes the threats they face are so horrific, they’re hard for the judges who decide their cases to believe. 
Sep 6, 2013
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Three surprising lessons from a visiting Tunisian journalist

Seattle Globalist youth reporter Hannah Myrick (above: second from left) sits down with Tunisian  journalist Arwa Kooli (second from right) to pick her brain on journalism, women and global social change. 
Aug 12, 2013
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Globalist offers apprenticeship for aspiring journalists

The Seattle Globalist is proud to announce our first ever apprenticeship program in partnership with the Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative. In this year-long journalism training program for young adults ages 17-20, participants will be mentored by a journalist from The Seattle Globalist and receive training in writing, photography, video and design. Their work will also […]
Sep 4, 2012
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For Pakistani journalist, Seattle news scene is a breath of fresh air

Late last month, a bomb ripped through a train station in a small town near Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan where I started my journalism career. The loss was colossal: the blast killed eight people while maiming more than 25 others. But it was no big news for Pakistani media. Instead, […]
Jul 24, 2012
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Calling all young globalists: multimedia journalism summer camp

Do you know a globally-minded youth between the ages of 15 to 19? There’s a brand new journalism camp this summer at the University of Washington. The Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative, a youth journalism program of the Common Language Project and UW Department of Communication, is excited to announce a 5-day Multimedia Journalism Camp from […]
Jun 27, 2012
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The visitor brings the sharpest knife

Telling the stories of others is a fraught endeavor. It’s hard enough when you’re doing it in your own city or community, but interpreting cultures and places that are not your own is especially problematic. International journalists and travel writers take (often deserved) criticism for superficiality, ethnocentrism or exoticizing their subjects. Not a day has passed since […]
Jun 4, 2012