Training and Employing Women Journalists

 
 
Country

United States of America Haiti Mexico

Thematic area

Leadership and decision making

Duration

since 2016

 
 
  • A GPI journalist take a picture of girls dancing in traditional attire. The pow wow, a term used in Native American communities for a social gathering that involves competitive dancing
    A GPI journalist take a picture of girls dancing in traditional attire. The pow wow, a term used in Native American communities for a social gathering that involves competitive dancing
  • A GPI journalist take a picture of a woman protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Sacred Stone Camp
    A GPI journalist take a picture of a woman protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Sacred Stone Camp

The context

Over the last 20 years, 60% of foreign news bureaus have closed. 97% of international news centers focus on just four topics : war, poverty, disaster and disease. Women are dramatically underrepresented in local and global media as both sources and practitioners. Just 2% of international news sources are women, and women from minority and marginalized communities are even more under-represented.

 
 

The project

With Fondation CHANEL’s support, the Global Press Institute aims to create systemic change in the field of USA and international journalism by employing women from US Tribal Nations, Mexico and Haiti to produce high-quality, diverse, cost-effective journalism that will increase global awareness and ignite social change.

 
 

The support

Fondation CHANEL is partnering with the Global Press Institute to recruit, train and employ 46 female journalists from five US Tribal Nations, Cap Haitien, Haiti and Oaxaca, Mexico. By adding these new voices to international journalism- through GPI’s growing Americas news desk – we aim to elevate awareness on social issues and women’s leadership for a global audience of more than 20 million per month.

The results

  • Prepare 46 women from diverse backgrounds in the US, Mexico and Haiti for successful careers, as the journalists of record, for Global Press in their communities.
  • All graduates will be employed by the Global Press Institute to generate over 700 stories during the project period.
  • Female journalists will benefit from thanks to increased self-confidence; improved social standing in the community.
  • Stories produced will increase access to information and human understanding from the target locations.

 
 

The partner

Global Press Institute offers an unparalleled training-to-employment program in developing media markets that prepares women from diverse backgrounds (educational, socioeconomic, religious, tribal, ethnic) to become professional journalists. Many of them go on to work for the multi-award winning Global Press Journal.

 
 
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