GFF and ABC News, working with the George Polk Awards Committee, have established a pilot program for international investigative reporting, the Galloway Reporting Fellowship.
The goal of the Fellowship is to identify and train talented international journalists to conduct important investigations in regions that are newsworthy but not adequately covered.
The program offers foreign journalists a unique opportunity to broaden their journalism experience by working with a leading television newsroom. Reporting will focus on important stories from regions that are often ignored. The goal is to give training and invaluable experience to foreign journalists to improve the quality of international news reporting.
The Galloway Family Foundation has provided grants for international human rights reporting to the GlobalPost. The GlobalPost helps to fill the void in world news coverage by the US news organizations. With a network of award winning journalists around the world living and working in the countries they cover GlobalPost produces reports, video and photography that give a ground-level view on international stories.
The Galloway Family Foundation has funded several of GlobalPost’s special reports based on GFF’s specific areas of interest including their examination of the impact of drones in a series called The Drone Age, Watershed Waste an examination of waste of US funds in Afghanistan and an in depth look at the state of politics and corruption in Kosovo in their three part series Kosovo’s Mafia. GFF and GlobalPost have also partnered in and focused on Labor abuses, particularly in Colombia.
The following are grants that the Galloway Family Foundation has sponsored:
The GFF believes that a void currently exists in the interaction between government practitioners and individuals working in academic and non-governmental organizations. To rectify this problem, the GFF has established the Galloway International Congressional Fellowship (GICF). The Fellowship offers professionals opportunities to work directly in Congress with Senators and Foreign Relations Committee staff on a variety of major foreign-policy issues. The Fellow will provide Committee members with his or her expertise on foreign-policy issues facing the U.S., while the Committee members give the Fellow a hands-on, in-depth education in setting and administering foreign policy.
The GroundTruth Project is dedicated to training a new generation of international correspondents and to adding increased knowledge and understanding on issues of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health.
GroundTruth is a registered nonprofit headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Headed by GlobalPost co-founder Charles M. Sennott, the team is committed to online publishing that enlightens and informs. They focus on narrative storytelling about issues that matter for an increasingly interconnected world and searching for solutions to these issues.
At the core of what GroundTruth does is the idea of “ground truth,” which, put simply, means being on the ground to tell the story. The origin of the word actually comes from NASA, and refers to part of the calibration process used in satellite imagery. When NASA measures something with a satellite, an employee on the ground takes the same measurement. That human measurement is known as “ground truth.”
The Galloway Family Foundation is proud to work with The George Polk Awards. The Polk Awards, established by Long Island University, are among the most prestigious honors in American journalism. They are conferred annually to honor special achievement in the field of reportage. The Polk Awards sits on the Galloway Family Foundation fellowship’s selection committee.