Why the change?
After six great years of journalism under the CLP banner we launched The Seattle Globalist early last year to produce daily content focused on international connections in the Pacific Northwest.
Since the launch party last April we’ve been floored at the response: It’s not just that we found a local audience hungry for that new kind of coverage, from a search for Seattle’s most authentic French bakery to a preview of Egyptian elections from a Cairo-born Seattleite.
We have also watched with excitement as a community has naturally developed around the Globalist identity.
Less than a year after the official launch, over a hundred diverse voices are contributing to the Globalist. We’ve come together for dynamic events, happy hours and journalism workshops. And we’ve found an opportunity for seamless coordination of our existing youth and educational programming with the Globalist publication–we launched the Globalist Youth Apprentice Program this year.
The Seattle Globalist looks and feels different from your typical international news source. It’s international news grounded in a local community, something that’s made possible by the uniquely diverse and globally connected region we live in.
We’re still just as devoted to quality journalism from around the world, but with an increased emphasis on keeping things relevant to our local audience, and supporting our region’s talented media makers.
Put simply, the Common Language Project found its community in The Seattle Globalist.
It’s growing faster than we ever could have imagined, and we think we’re on to something really special.
This is an exciting step for us. As a valued partner we’d invite you to join The Seattle Globalist Community.
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The Seattle Globalist team