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. 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.
We are almost entirely supported by donations. Please consider donating to GroundUp.
These are our finances (including lists of our institutional funders).
We make mistakes. When we do, we want to hear about it. Please report any factual errors in our news stories or opinion pieces by emailing email@example.com.
We strive to adhere to the press code. We are members of Press Council and abide by the press ombudsman. GroundUp tries not to give a platform to pseudoscience (such as AIDS denialism or climate change denialism) or bigotry (such as racism, sexism and homophobia) even when providing the right to reply or in the comments and letters sections.
GroundUp currently does not run adverts, but we are willing to consider requests to advertise, especially from non-profit and activist organisations. Send your request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not do advertorials.
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.