Arts, Culture, and Humanities

ROUND EARTH PRODUCTION

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.roundearthmedia.org

Mission Statement

The Mission of Round Earth Media is : To produce journalism that explains how the policies and actions of the developed world change the lives of people around the globe; make other cultures real to the American public through vivid, first-hand stories of individuals ; support and mentor the next generation of global journalists while reporting under-covered stories for world-wide audiences, and adhere to the highest journalistic standards to provide information citizens need to make informed decisions about globally important issues.

Main Programs

  1. The Mexico Reporting Project
  2. Immigration Uncovered
Service Areas

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International

Ours is a new model for producing original, unbiased reporting. We pair
veteran journalists with aspiring reporters based in-country. Together
we bring important stories from neglected parts of the world to major
media outlets in the U.S. and abroad.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer

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Mary Stucky

Keywords

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Journalism, Arts, Culture, Environment

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Also Known As

Round Earth Media

EIN

36-4580701

 Number

6260355746

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Overview

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Collaborating with Emerging Talent

As part of our commitment to the future of journalism, we work in
partnership with early-career reporters and photographers. For
virtually every story, we identify a talented, independent-minded
reporter living in the local culture to partner with and share a byline.
The result of these collaborations is rich, balanced, knowledgeable
reporting – and a rare learning experience for the next-generation
global journalist.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The Mexico Reporting Project

Round Earth Media was launched in 2005 with a bounty of stories from Mexico(http://www.roundearthmedia.org/category/americas/north-america/mexico/page/2/) .
Now, with a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation, we are going back. It only makes sense: We share a nearly
2,000-mile border, nearly one in 10 Americans is of Mexican descent, and
a third of all U.S. immigrants are from Mexico.

A major theme of our series will be the other Mexico – the one that
lives beyond the headlines about organized crime, drug-related violence
and corruption. We hope to partner with a group we’ve long admired, the
Mexican journalist collective CIMAC (http://www.cimac.org.mx/) (Comunicación
e Información de la Mujer), directed by Lucía Lagunes Huerta.
Partnering with these brave journalists will only make our reporting
stronger – and give us an opportunity to support CIMAC efforts as well.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$110,000.00

Program 2

Immigration Uncovered

Peabody award winning stories on immigration in Central and North America .

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$300,000.00

Service Areas

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International

Ours is a new model for producing original, unbiased reporting. We pair
veteran journalists with aspiring reporters based in-country. Together
we bring important stories from neglected parts of the world to major
media outlets in the U.S. and abroad.

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Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mary Stucky

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Grants from foundations and individual donors, combined with the
modest fees our media outlets are able to pay, are supporting the
important work of Round Earth Media.

There may be no tighter news organization roaming the earth, but we
still depend on individual contributions to produce our stories. Donations are tax-deductible and make a great difference in how much
reporting we can do.

Donations from individuals – in any amount — make possible grants from important national foundations.

We are proud to have the confidence of these, our major funders:

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The Minneapolis Foundation

The Stanley Foundation
(http://www.razoo.com/story/Round-Earth-Media) Donations to Round Earth Media support original, independent-minded
journalism, information upon which an interconnected world depends."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mary Stucky

Round Earth Productions

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