Our Mission

The GroundTruth Project is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world.


Based at WGBH in Boston — and reporting across America and around the world — GroundTruth focuses on issues of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health. We work to foster dialogue and engagement about these issues, with the aim of finding solutions, as well as exposing injustice.


In the last five years, GroundTruth has supported more than 150 reporting fellowships as far away as Myanmar, Egypt and Somalia, and as close to home as Kentucky, Minnesota and Montana. Our newest initiative, Report for America, seeks to address a crisis in local journalism in the United States that has become a crisis for our democracy.

The Field Guide

October 8, 2015

Editorial Partners

The GroundTruth Project publishes much of its work through media partners, including:


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Funding Partners

The GroundTruth Project has received support from the following organizations. See more about our funders, funding policies and tax documentation here.


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Our Board Of Directors

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

Sebastian Junger

Journalist, Author, Filmmaker, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair

Lynsey Addario

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

Phillip Martin

Senior Investigative Reporter, WGBH

Tracy Jarrett

Producer and reporter for VICE Media


Justine Calma

Climate Change Reporting Fellow


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

Kerry Smith

Senior Vice President, Editorial Quality, ABC News


GroundTruth Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) form

GroundTruth Project MA State Certificate of Exemption ST-2

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