Round Earth Media

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Round Earth Media is reporting on issues that need attention from parts of the world that are rarely covered, via the nation's most respected journalism outlets. Editors say they look to Round Earth to produce content from places that go uncovered and about issues that need attention – stories the editors don’t know about and depend on Round Earth to find. We cover a wide range of issues from poverty and the environment to food and music.  While the need for international news has grown exponentially, the ability of American news organizations to provide that information has shrunk as they have felt the economic challenges that communications technology, like the Internet, has created for them. 

We’re doing this with outstanding early career reporters who are supervised and mentored by veteran journalists who have worked at the nation’s premier news organizations. 
Round Earth Media has developed and continues to expand a global network of “nextgeneration” journalists who, acting as independent entrepreneurs, partner with us to cover the regions in which they live. The young journalists bring ambition, energy, enthusiasm and cutting-edge knowledge of multimedia to the table. Round Earth’s veteran journalists, relying on their solid grounding in news coverage and ethics, supervise theNextGen journalists. Through the veteran journalists’ connections with media organizations, Round Earth is able to place the stories in major media outlets. What results is a relationship that benefits from the best of the best.


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A week-long series of 7- to 8-minute features exploring the environmental implications of NAFTA in Mexico.


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HAITI UNTOLD New one-hour documentary from Round Earth Media January 12, 2019, will mark nine years since Haiti was struck by a devastating earthqu...

Bought by MPR News Stations, KUNM, WBST, KTNA, WNYC and more

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 31
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The United States has always been a beacon for those searching for safe haven, for a place to build a better life. Though the barriers are high, an...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, Baltimore Public Media, WRGY, High Plains Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more

  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:51:01
  • Purchases: 80
Caption: Next Generation Journalism
Hour long program contains body of show but no newsbreaks or cutaways.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 52:01
Caption: Host, Daniel Hernandez
One hour special, taking listeners to the Mexico they don't know, untold stories rich in sound, place and humanity, with host Daniel Hernandez. Th...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KGOU, Connecticut Public (WNPR), KCPW Salt Lake City and more

  • Added: Sep 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Roger and Jacqui on the porch of their home, looking out at the Mekong River. , Credit: Mary Stucky
Per capita, Laos is the most bombed country on earth. For nine years, every day, around the clock, the US rained bombs down on much of the country....

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:44
Caption: Rashmi and Kabir Sharma eating Dosas in their apartment just north of Delhi., Credit: Mary Stucky
Dosas are a a sort of thin crepe wrapped around a filling -- often potatoes -- as popular in India as pancakes here. Savory. Crispy. Eaten all day ...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Lekh Ram weighing newspapers at his shop in Ambala, India. , Credit: Photo by Michael Beebe
Throughout the world it’s sometimes surprising to find people still doing jobs that disappeared in wealthy countries centuries ago. One example: ra...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: School children in Laos work on computers donated by the Jhai Foundation. , Credit: Photo by Michael Beebe
Back in 1966 Lee Thorn was a young American serviceman in the Vietnam War. His assignment: loading bombs onto planes bound for Laos, a small countr...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:13
Caption: The finest hats are woven of straw that is so thin and fine it looks like linen. , Credit: Photo by Andi McDaniel
Some of the finest straw hats in the world come from Ecuador. The best sell for hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Most of that money goes to hat...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 05:51
Caption: School girls eating Dona Maria’s hot chocolate., Credit: Photo by Ginny Grossman
Mexico is the birthplace of chocolate. The story goes that the Mayan god Quetzalcoatl presented his people with a gift from the garden of paradise:...

Bought by KSFR

  • Added: Aug 06, 2010
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 1