Press Institute Executive Summary
Introduction to The Press Institute
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Institute Executive Summary
Imagine a place where ethical journalism and social entrepreneurship
meet to produce global news that is BOLD, AUTHENTIC and
ACCURATE. Cristi Hegranes imagined such a place and from this vision
The Press Institute emerged.
Now ethical, solutions-based reporting is being used as a tool for global
transformation by empowering individuals, building stronger communities
and raising global awareness
Cristi Hegranes, Executive
Jennifer Ruwart, Global
Business Development Director
Ryan Blitstein, Chief Strategy
Ofﬁcer, The SGE Fund
Cristi Hegranes, Founder
The Press Institute is an international nonproﬁt organization that brings
responsible, investigative journalism to communities throughout the world.
Jon Hegranes, Managing
Director, Katabatic LLC The Press Institute trains journalists in the developing world, operates news
Frances Johnson, Strategic
desks in 22 countries and collaborates with organizations dedicated to
Communications Analyst, human development and responsible journalism.
Armed Forces Services
Corporation The mission of The Press Institute is to increase access to
Sibyl Masquelier, President, information to enable people everywhere to live freer, fuller lives
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Amber Nelson, President, Lingo Who We Are
The Press Institute is run by Executive Director Cristi Hegranes, an award-
ADVISORS winning journalist and nonproﬁt leader, and an eight member board of
Melissa Beran Samuelson, directors. Our in-country news desks are staffed by local women and men
Clinical Professor, Walker who have completed The Press Institute's Certiﬁed Reporter Training
Center for Global program, ensuring they are responsible, solutions-based storytellers with
Entrepreneurship, Thunderbird strong source access and unique story angles.
School of Global Management
John Boykin, Interaction What We Do
Designer and Information
Since its founding in 2006, The Press Institute has trained or employed
Natasha Deganello Giraudie,
CEO, Micro-Documentaries more than 100 women to be responsible, ethical journalists. We target
Gemma Dreher, Senior
marginalized women, such as the untouchable caste in Nepal, indigenous
Counsel, BAE Systems women in Mexico and former prostitutes and HIV+ women in Kenya.
Harrison Goodall, Chief
Operating Ofﬁcer, One Global Journalism training provides these women, who often have difﬁculty ﬁnding
Economy gainful employment, the opportunity to take on semi-public professions,
Amy Lombardo, Founder, True establish themselves as literate leaders, challenge discrimination and earn
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Gabrielle Rapport, DIrector of
Corporate Responsibility, We are transforming the world using journalism as a
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tool for development. Join us.