The mission of the Common Language Project is to engage, educate and inform Americans of all ages on the crucial human issues of our time through innovative and accessible journalism.
The Common Language Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Co-founder Sarah Stuteville presented the Common Language Project at TedxRainier.
The Common Language Project is a nonprofit multimedia journalism organization housed in the University of Washington's Department of Communication. We work in three key areas:
CLP reporters frequently undertake topical reporting projects around the globe. We also accept submissions from emerging journalists and media makers working around the world. Our work tends to focus on the people affected by key social justice issues--the small human stories that illuminate broad social, political or economic issues. Our coverage is focused on human rights, gender equality, social and economic justice, immigration, education, labor, health, and the environment.
Inspired by the diversity and globalism of the Puget Sound region, the CLP regularly reports from our home city of Seattle on issues that connect our region to international community such as immigration, refugees and global health.
We engage new media distribution platforms and multimedia storytelling techniques. Our local and international work is distributed by a range of local, national and international outlets, but every story - in its most complete multimedia presentation - is also published here on our website.
The CLP believes that a journalist's first duty is to educate. We believe media education is the key to fostering a diverse media landscape and encouraging informed and engaged global media consumers. We offer digital news literacy and multimedia journalism production opportunities for young people in the Puget Sound region through our work at the University of Washington and through our Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative. We also partner with emerging international and multimedia journalists through fiscal sponsorship and mentoring.
The CLP is the proud recipient of the following awards:
CLP staff, volunteers, journalists, contributors and editors follow the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and have taken the TAO of Journalism Pledge to be Transparent, Accountable and Open. The CLP is a member of the Investigative News Network. The CLP receives pro bono legal assistance through the Online Media Legal Network.
The CLP is now the Seattle Globalist!