Our Mission

The GroundTruth Project is an award-winning nonprofit media organization dedicated to supporting a new generation of journalists and to adding increased knowledge and understanding on critical global issues through our enterprise journalism.


Headed by Charles M. Sennott, GroundTruth is committed to narrative storytelling that enlightens and informs across media platforms, including digital, radio/podcast, television and documentary film. Our reporting centers on issues of social justice that matter for an increasingly interconnected world, including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health.


At the core of what we do is the idea of "ground truth," which, put simply, means being on the ground to tell the story. The origin of the term comes from NASA, and refers to part of the calibration process used in satellite imagery. When NASA measures something with a satellite, an employee on the ground takes the same measurement. That human measurement is known as “ground truth.”

 

We are a registered 501(c)(3) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. 

 

See GroundTruth's Staff & Fellows Page (see Board of Directors & Advisors below.)

Learn more about GroundTruth's fellowships.

The Field Guide

October 8, 2015

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Our Board Of Directors

Charles M. Sennott

Charles Sennott is the Founder and Executive Director of The GroundTruth Project. He is an award-winning foreign correspondent, author and... Read More

Linda Mason

Linda Mason is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. She is the chairman and co-founder of Bright... Read More

Calvin Sims

Calvin Sims is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. He is the President and CEO of International... Read More

David H. Feinberg

David H. Feinberg is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. He brings over 25 years of corporate... Read More

Christopher Bake

Christopher Bake is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. He is a member of the Executive Committee... Read More

Alan Khazei

Alan Khazei is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. He is a social entrepreneur who has pioneered... Read More

Vivian Schiller

Vivian Schiller is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. She was the President and CEO of NPR... Read More

Robin D'Alessandro

Robin D'Alessandro is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. She is a current board member and former... Read More

Steve Waldman

Steve is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. He is the President and Co-Founder of Report for... Read More

Jim Bildner

Jim Bildner is on the Board of Directors of The GroundTruth Project. He is the CEO of the Draper Richards... Read More

Our Advisors

Gary Knight

Co-Founder of GroundTruth, Co-Founder of VII Photo Agency

Deborah Amos

Senior Foreign Correspondent, NPR

Bob Woodruff

News Correspondent, ABC News and Head of the Bob Woodruff Foundation

Lynsey Addario

Photographer at the New York Times and Recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant

Sebastian Junger

Journalist, Author, Filmmaker, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair

Phillip Martin

Senior Investigative Reporter, WGBH

Tracy Jarrett

Producer and reporter for VICE Media

@tracy_jarrett

Justine Calma

Climate Change Reporting Fellow

@justcalma

Yuen-Ying Chan

Founder of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at Hong Kong University

H.D.S. Greenway

Author of "Foreign Correspondent" and Former Foreign Editor, The Boston Globe

Finance

GroundTruth Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) form

GroundTruth Project MA State Certificate of Exemption ST-2

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