|The Global Editors Network (GEN) is nonprofit, non-governmental association, committed to the principles of innovation and information sharing in the newsroom. The organization empowers editors-in-chief, senior news executives, and media professionals from all platforms – print, digital, mobile and broadcast – by optimizing GEN’s network base to create new ideas and journalistic tools, allowing quality journalism to thrive. Already, more than 900 editors-in-chief joined GEN and made the decision to dedicate themselves to a better future for journalism.|
|The GEN Manifesto|
|GEN Board Members truly believe in a standard of quality journalism, and in sharing that vision with their colleagues. We invite the entire journalism community to read and sign the manifesto. Your feedback on the underlying beliefs of GEN is important, and we appreciate your comments.
The manifesto was signed by GEN's 24 Board Members, consisting of top media decision makers from news organizations such as CNN, Les Echos, BBC, Le Monde, Clarin, the Guardian, the New York Times, etc.
GEN firmly believes that concrete actions are required to encourage innovation to be integrated into quality journalism. Our activities include:
|Why Join GEN?|
|GEN was established in March 2011, in response to the increasing risks quality journalism faces. Because digitalization and broadband access have accelerated media convergence, editors on all platforms are confronted with the same challenges in news production. It is more obvious every day that they are members of the same community, all driven by a journalistic imperative and a common goal: how to invent tomorrow's journalism and to make it sustainable.
Different types of memberships are available; whether you are an individual interested in receiving discounts and invitations to the GEN events, seeking a group membership for your colleagues, or a GEN partner looking to connect with the news industry, there is a place for you in GEN’s network. Registration information can be found here.
GEN values having a diverse membership base in which developed and developing countries are equally represented, and therefore countries outside of the OECD are given a discounted rate. As stated in the GEN Manifesto, the Global Editors Network supports efforts to enhance press freedom worldwide through encouraging multilateral cooperation. The association will collaborate with current press freedom bodies and media development practitioners.
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