SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE ATTENDEES TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Global Press exists to create a more just and informed world by training and employing local women journalists in developing communities to provide comprehensive, long-term news coverage for both local and global audiences.
ANY UPCOMING EVENTS, CAMPAIGNS, OR WAYS TO DONATE?
Yes! We just launched our first-ever membership program, Global Press Passport! Passport offers members exclusive access to our new feature podcast that tackles big issues in international journalism. It also features two all-new sections, Global Press Eats, our new food section, and One Hour In, a one-of-a-kind travel guide. Best of all, Passport invites members to monthly Reporter Conversations, featuring our reporters discussing their experience reporting challenging stories. The next one will be on June 23, featuring GPJ senior reporter in Argentina discussing their president's new and controversial emergency deportation decree. (RSVP here if you want to join the conversation.) Passports are just $5/month!
WHAT LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO ENCOURAGE FROM EVERY ATTENDEE?
We'd love to see attendees reading and sharing Global Press Journal stories. We encourage people to use the hashtag #knowyourworld when sharing GPJ stories.
WHAT MARCHING ORDERS WOULD YOU LIKE TO ENCOURAGE FROM EACH ATTENDEE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE?
We'd like to see attendees holding media organizations accountable for poor quality, biased news coverage. Attendees should submit corrections, letters to the editor and actively call out inaccurate reporting via their social media channels.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
"Where a woman rules, streams run uphill." -Ethiopian proverb
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING SELF-CARE DURING THESE TIMES?
Humor, Champagne and Hard Work
Cristi Hegranes is the Founder and Executive Director of Global Press. A 2013 Ashoka Fellow, Cristi is an experienced social entrepreneur, a media innovation pioneer, and a renowned international journalism trainer.
Global Press exists to create a more just and informed world by employing local female journalists to produce ethical, accurate news coverage from the world’s least-covered places. Global Press operates a training program, Global Press Institute, an award-winning news publication, Global Press Journal, and an innovative syndication division, Global Press News Service.
GPI has trained and employed 180 journalists across 26 developing countries, including Haiti, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
After serving as a foreign correspondent in Nepal, Cristi founded GP in 2006 to demonstrate a new way forward for the field of international journalism. Cognizant of the gender disparity in media and the one-dimensional portrait of developing communities often painted by Western news outlets, Cristi created GP to provide a professional training opportunity and a global platform for trained, local journalists to report on their communities for a global audience.
Cristi has also developed a dynamic new business model for international journalism through Global Press News Service (GPNS), a state-of-the-art syndication service that enables GPI to magnify its social impact and drive revenue from the sale of GPJ news content to media organizations, corporations, and NGOs. GPNS meets a market need by providing professional, diverse, affordable international news content to its partners. All of the revenue from GPNS is reinvested into GPI trainings and GPJ content creation in order to create a holistic social enterprise.
Previously, Cristi had a successful career as a journalist for Village Voice Media in New York and San Francisco. She has a Master’s degree in Journalism from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Cristi also served as a fellow-in-residence at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg and has taught courses in entrepreneurship and journalism at San Francisco State University and California State University, East Bay.
Recognized for developing a high-quality, sustainable model of international journalism that is rooted in the perspective of local communities, Cristi has received a wide range of prestigious social entrepreneurship and journalism accolades. She is the recipient of the Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the Society of Professional Journalists Journalism Innovation Prize, a New Media Web Award, a Clarion Award for Investigative Journalism, and a Lifestyle Journalism Prize. She was awarded the Distinguished Young Alumni of New York University in 2015.
Cristi lives in San Francisco with her rascally English Bulldog Louise and down the street from her precious niece Harper Xu.