About the Globalist

The Seattle Globalist is a daily online publication that covers the connections between local and global issues here in Seattle. We highlight diverse voices and train the next generation of media makers.

Our mission is to elevate diverse voices through media.

We believe that creating opportunities for diverse people to report on and write about issues important to them, through a platform that engages a broad public audience, will help create a vibrant media environment that truly represents the world we live in. We work toward this vision by:

  • Cultivating new voices: We provide journalism training and publishing opportunities for underserved youth through our Apprenticeship program and Globalist Youth workshops, support innovative international journalism projects by media makers in our community and provide editorial mentorship to non-professional journalists interested in writing for The Seattle Globalist.
  • Acting as a bridge: We cover the intersection between local and global issues, connect professional and non-professional journalists, and fill the space between Seattle’s ethnic press and mainstream media.
  • Starting conversations: The Seattle Globalist is a catalyst for community conversation about politics, immigration, diversity, education and more, and it’s a place where all perspectives are welcomed and fostered.

In 2014, U.S. newsrooms were less than 14% staffed by ethnic minorities: barely 1/3 the numbers people of color represent in our nation’s population overall. We want that to change.

Writers for The Seattle Globalist are more than 40% people of color, and 20% foreign-born. Our leadership team is 75% female and 60% people of color.

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 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 Institute for Nonprofit News. 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).
  • Fake email addresses
  • 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.