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I’m tired of the complaints….

April 22, 2016

I’m tired of the complaints ….
Yes, some journalists and media outlets are failing us,
but let me tell you about the journalists I know.

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They are dedicated to reporting the facts with context and sensitivity, often risking their lives because they believe democracy in our increasingly interconnected world depends on getting the story right.
Here’s a sampling of their Pulitzer Prize winning work.
(For all of the Pulitzer winners click on the photo above.)

A MOB KILLING AND FLAWED JUSTICE
Click on the photo below for a story by Alissa Rubin,

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A film you won’t want to miss!

April 15, 2016

Twin Cities friends:
A film you won’t want to miss!
By 2050, the world population is expected to grow to ten billion people.

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As part of the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, Round Earth Media,  along with Common Harvest Farm and GYST Fermentation Bar, is sponsoring this timely documentary which confronts the important choices we make every day about the food we eat—where it comes from,

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Can you imagine?

April 8, 2016

A radio station in Chiapas, Mexico is holding a panel discussion about migration — in the Chol (Maya) language — after every episode of our radio series, Vidas Cruzadas. This is the power of Round Earth Media.

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Vidas Cruzadas is our 8 part Spanish language radio series running on stations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Costa Rica. It’s a groundbreaking accomplishment. Some of these radio stations don’t have Internet and the show is taken out to them by CD.

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How do we do it?

April 1, 2016

How do we do it?

Mary Stucky meeting with students in Rabat Morocco

Mary Stucky meeting with journalism student partners in Rabat, Morocco: American Danielle Douglas and Moroccan Sapha Bouamara. Photo by Wesley Lickus

At Round Earth Media, we mentor, support and guide early career and student journalists — to help insure that there is a next generation of professional journalists covering the world with independence, integrity and the highest standards of journalism ethics.

This week we’re on the ground in Morocco,

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“There is no law that will help me.”

March 25, 2016

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The Moroccan woman was 21 when she first laid eyes on the man who would become her husband. She saw the handsome 24-year-old in a photograph presented by his parents. That was three years ago, when she was still a student. Within a year, S.S., who did not want her name used, had dropped out of her university classes, forced by her father to marry the man. Shortly after the wedding, S.S. says the beatings and rapes began.

“The whole time I just thought about killing myself,” she says.

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Cuba Organics: Moringa anyone?

March 18, 2016

Round Earth Media Exclusive
Cuba, Organics and US Farmers

When third-generation farmer Rick Roth envisions the possible end of the long U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, just across the Florida straits, he sees potential competition. And he worries about diseases, pests and invasive species.

While many U.S. agricultural producers and businesses are eager to start exporting to Cuba, Florida farmers say the Obama administration’s plan to allow Cuban imports threatens their $8 billion a year business.

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“Do you think your paper has the resources to take that on?”

March 4, 2016

That’s the question the lawyer for the plaintiffs asked the Boston Globe’s investigative reporter in the Academy Award-winning movie, Spotlight.

The reporter’s answer? I do.

If you haven’t watched Spotlight — I encourage you — it’s available for rent online. (Click the image below for this fantastic movie’s trailer).

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In 2002, the Globe’s investigative reporters were given time and resources to expose not only individual priests who abused kids but also the system that covered up the abuse.

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“I want us to pay better attention to the world.”

February 26, 2016

Kiannah Sepeda-Miller, a student on our journalism study abroad program in Morocco.

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A caravan of camels carries our students across the Merzouga dunes in the Moroccan Sahara.
Here’s Kiannah, writing in her student newspaper, The Knox Student:”It’s an embarrassing privilege that we (Americans) get by thinking so little of a world that cannot afford to ignore us. My program [the SIT Study Abroad/Round Earth Media journalism program in Morocco] spent a night at a college dormitory in Ouarzazate with a large group of Moroccan women who knew the lyrics to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” far better than we did — and most of them didn’t speak English.

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This is the real prostitution in Morocco

February 19, 2016

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The corner of Souad’s small bedroom in Tangier, Morocco, is crowded with piles of clothes, half-eaten bread and a dresser full of makeup and hair supplies. Photo: Kayla Dwyer

Souad, 39, hastily enters her second-floor apartment in Tangier’s old walled neighborhood of souks, mosques and ancient houses. She rips off her long, traditional robe and headscarf and squeezes a green sweatshirt into her jeans, touching red lipstick to her lips, swollen and bruised by a recent beating from a client.

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“Now I can weave until midnight”

February 12, 2016

A Small Island in the Indian Ocean Offers Big Lessons on Clean Power
“Now I can weave until midnight.”

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As the sun sets on the small Indonesian island of Sumba, Danga Beru Haba begins weaving under the glow of a single incandescent lightbulb, the only one in her home. Although she is tired from working dawn to dusk in the fields surrounding her village of Kampung Kalihi, the sarong she is weaving to sell locally will provide extra income for her family.

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