Round Earth Media


We leverage the energy and optimism of youth

REM helps young journalists do difficult, sometimes dangerous, jobs.   Plane tickets.  Experienced mentoring.  Finding stories that need to be told and crucially, connecting our reporters to the most prestigious media outlets.  Whatever we can give, we give.

We leverage the power of major media

REM uncovers the stories that need to be seen, heard, and read around the world.  In places like the New York Times, The Economist, NPR, and their equivalents around the world.

We leverage your gift

Once the envy of the world, U.S. news organizations have closed almost all their foreign bureaus over the last few decades. The result is that Americans know less about the world than previous generations – at just the moment when the world is most connected. Using its unique partnership model, Round Earth Media (REM) is turning the lights back on, bringing vision and depth to lost international coverage.

One story for the world

At Round Earth, we believe if a story is true in Chicago and New York, it’s true in Lima and Istanbul. An REM-supported story is typically published in at least two countries and languages simultaneously – in both a major media outlet in the United States (New York Times, NPR, USA Today, etc.), and a major media outlet in the country where the story happened. Readers in Omaha see the same story as readers in Mexico City.  No one but REM can claim this.

Global Understanding

At Round Earth Media, we are committed to the most comprehensive, balanced reporting possible. REM unique method means stories have two reporters: one from the United States, the other from the country where the story happens. These reporters, with the mentoring support of REM, work together in equal partnership to research and report on the same stories – creating the most balanced, comprehensive view possible.

Support and Mentorship

Round Earth Media is building the next generation of reporters by supporting early-career (35 and under) and student journalists. These young freelancers, usually with nothing but their wits and youthful endurance, uncover important stories around the world without the expense accounts, “fixers," and even health insurance that disappeared when foreign bureaus were closed. REM stands in the gap to do everything possible to mentor, support, and train these journalists – and to get their work published in the largest media outlets in the world.

Peabody Award-Winning Journalism

Round Earth Media strives for the highest standards in journalism, and the world is noticing. Round Earth Media, in collaboration with our partners (the NPR program Latino USA and Radio Progreso in Honduras) won the 2014 Peabody Award, broadcast journalism's equivalent to a Pulitzer Prize. That’s why major media outlets from NPR and USA Today in the United States — and similar outlets around the world — willingly turn to REM for compelling and very important stories no one else is covering.

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