The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy is dedicated to promoting a free and vibrant press. Our mission is twofold: We provide resources and training to journalists around the world and work with governments, organizations and associations to help them understand how to build healthy relationships with the press.
Our journalist training programs are designed to help everyone from novice or citizen journalists to reporters who cover specialized beats. We have put together teams of professional journalists, academics, industry experts and innovators to travel around the globe. We have formed partnerships to continue the mentoring process and provide a rich offering of online resources.
We are proud to offer specialized training for journalists in the following subject areas: International and Criminal Justice, Energy, Gender Equity, Economy/Business, Health, the Environment, Politics and Elections. We also stand ready to help female journalists, and journalists in conflict zones.
The GCJD is committed to helping SHSU students by providing opportunities for them to travel to other countries for professional training. We also provide students with internship opportunities and are committed to bringing international journalists an other experts to the campus in Huntsville to share their experiences in hopes of not only educating, but inspiring young minds.
GCJD staff and partners have also worked with political parties, law enforcement and corrections officials, and civil society organizations to help them understand the important role the press plays, and how to develop a framework for effective and useful communication with the media.
The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy knows that training can only go so far. The Center is committed to helping journalists identify thought leaders and the very latest research to help them tell more powerful stories, hold those in power accountable, and educate the public. Our team is also committed to identifying the best cutting edge technology to help journalists share information in difficult situations.
Global Center for Journalism and Democracy
Dan Rather Communications Building, Room 308, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 294-3499