About the program

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The Global Reporting Program brings together graduate students from around the world to work on year-long investigations. Our teaching style is hands-on. We run the program like a newsroom, and partner with major media organizations so that students receive practical, professional experience.

Contact Info

email: admin[@]globalreportingcentre.org
Global Reporting Program
6388 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z2

How it works

The Global Reporting Program is a graduate-level course at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism, Writing and Media. The course is a competitive entry program for second-year graduate students at UBC Journalism, Writing and Media, graduate students at selected other faculties (by invitation), and partner universities around the world (by invitation).

The program runs from September to April. Students study global reporting techniques and experiment with innovations through a “teaching hospital” approach to journalism education. A key component of the course is collaborative fieldwork, as well as collaborative production of major works of journalism. Students work closely with subject-area scholars, basing their reporting on scholarly research and in-depth reporting.

The program is led by GRP Director Peter Klein and lead instructor Kathryn Gretsinger, in conjunction with a team of producers and instructors from UBC and partner schools. Students and instructors meet on a weekly basis either in-person or through video conference platforms.

Past projects

The GRP emerged from the successful International Reporting Program (IRP) at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Since its inception in 2008, more than 100 students have completed in the program, with projects appearing in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, CBS News, PBS FRONTLINE, CBC, VICE News, and Al Jazeera, among others.

Student-led projects have earned recognition from many of the leading professional journalism organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy for Best Investigation), Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi), Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow, National Network Award), International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (Webby honour) and Online News Association (OJA).

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