Grantee Profile

Round Earth Media

Grants to Round Earth Media

  • $500,000

    2016 (Duration 5 years)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Round Earth Media is a nonprofit journalism organization with a global reporting model that pairs early career U.S. journalists with early career journalists from countries in which they are reporting to work together on the same story, while being mentored by Round Earth Media’s veteran reporters and editors. Each story is co-published via radio and print/photo essay in news outlets that have broad reach within each country. Round Earth Media also provides global reporting trainings for journalism students, and places their work in mainstream media outlets. Round Earth Media facilitates the production of public interest global journalism for American audiences, while helping cultivate the next generation of journalists in the United States and abroad.

  • $300,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)


    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Round Earth Media is an independent journalism organization that pairs early-career American journalists with early-career journalists from the countries from which they are reporting, to work together on the same story, mentored by Round Earth Media’s veteran reporters, editors, and photographers. Throughout 2014-2015, Round Earth Media will engage its international network of freelance reporters to produce The Migration Reporting Project, an original news series consisting of at least twenty multimedia, multilingual reports about the impacts of migration in the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras for publication and broadcast in top-tier media outlets in these countries.

  • $105,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — In support of "The Mexico Reporting Project," a series of radio documentaries on Mexico's under-reported social and economic challenges.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Round Earth Media $905,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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