Description:

A nonprofit, multimedia production house that reports news from around the world about the people affected by key social justice issues, with a specific focus on stigmatized regions and peoples underrepresented in the traditional media. The Common Language Project sees the change in our industry as an opportunity to redefine journalism for the 21st century, using multimedia technologies and new distribution models to bring our profession back to the fundamentals of investigating power, giving voice to the voiceless, and fostering an informed and engaged citizenry that feels empowered to participate in a thriving democracy.

Begun:

2005

Website:http://clpmag.org/
Office Location:Box 353740, Room 121 Seattle, WA
Structure:

501 (c)(3) organization

Founder:

Alex Stonehill, Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville

Executive Director:

Sarah Stuteville (executive editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

3

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

3

Annual operating budget:

$85,000 (2009)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

No

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

The Common Language Project follows the SPJ code of ethics

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

Knight Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism in Interactive Narratives (2008), Society of Professional Journalists Award, First Place in Business Reporting (2008), Edward R. Murrow Region 1 New Series (2008), Unity Awards in Media, Reporting of Economics (2008), Knight Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism in International News (2006), Independent Press Association Award for Best Feature (2006)

Contact:

info@clpmag.org; http://clpmag.org/ or 206-685-7177



New Economic Models

iLab Projects

Coverage of arming teachers

Over that last eight years, interest in arming teachers with guns is the result of school shootings. News coverage and Google searches reflect these trends.