GroundUp is a news agency. Our articles are made available for republication, usually under a Creative Commons license, to news publications. We report news that is in the public interest, with an emphasis on the human rights of vulnerable communities. We want our stories to make a difference.
We value high-quality, ethical journalism. We are independent and do not promote any political party. Controversial news stories are fact-checked before they are published. We try to write in plain language. We also solicit and publish opinion pieces. We prefer opinion pieces that are fact-rich from people who work in the field about which they are writing.
The style guide's purpose is to keep articles on the site consistent and to make reading GroundUp articles an easy, undistracted experience. Read more.
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GroundUp currently uses Google Ads. While we have setup this service so as to reduce the chance of misleading adverts, or adverts that demean the quality of our website, it is not foolproof. We do not know what adverts Google shows, other than the ones we personally see. If you spot an advert that makes unsubstantiated claims or that you believe for some reason should not be shown on our site, please take down the advert's details (screen capture it or provide some other identifiable information), and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An important part of our work is training. Several of our reporters used to be activists in social movements. They have joined GroundUp because they want to learn to become good journalists. We also recruit interns who are still at university.
Please note though that we do not offer formal training on demand. Unfortunately if you request us to train you, we are likely to say no, because we simply don't have the resources.
Our physical and postal address, email address and telephone number are at the bottom of this page.