Ford Foundation Supports 'Groundtruth Project' For In-Depth International Reporting
Foreign news bureaus once trained emerging correspondents, including photographers. But most of those bureaus have closed, leaving emerging journalists on their own in a more dangerous world. Enter The GroundTruth Project, a non-profit with a mission to support emerging journalists in pursuit of stories all over the world about social justice issues such as the environment, global health, human rights, emerging democracies, freedom of expression and religious affairs.
Co-founders of the Boston-based Project are Charles Sennott, who also co-founded the international news site GlobalPost, photojournalist Gary Knight and Kevin Douglas Grant, who was previously a GlobalPost editor. They started fundraising in 2011, gained 501(c)3 status for GlobalTruth in 2014, and now operate with support from the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation and other philanthropies. . .