Toolbox for Editors

Roles and Responsibilities of Editors

This document outlines the goals and responsibilities for editors working across all sites and subjects, as member of staff or volunteers.

How to Write for GV

This guide explains best practices for writing and reporting a GV story.

Style Guide

This is a reference document for all authors, translators and editors to help the community ensure high editorial standards across the entire GV site.

Decentralized Publishing

This guide explains when and how we publish a story in a non-English language before it is translated, sub-edited and published on Global Voices in English.

Creating Special Coverage Pages (SCP)

This page explains what Special Coverage Pages are on GV, how to create them and other technical details of the process.

Crossposting to Advox and Rising Voices

If you have published an Advox or Rising Voices story on Global Voices and would like to publish it on the Advox or Rising Voices site, please follow this process.

Google Analytics

We track traffic on all Global Voices websites using Google Analytics profiles. Google Analytics is a tool that works by inserting code in each page on a site that sends info…

How to Cover Breaking News

A guide on breaking news coverage, including best practices and ideas for follow-up stories in the days and weeks after news breaks.

Keeping track of writing targets

GV editors and their teams work towards achieving monthly writing targets. Here's how we keep track of that data.

So You Need an Image…

Advice on finding images that we are allowed to use in our stories.

Stories to Write About

One of the most important things to keep in mind when writing a story is how it furthers Global Voices’ mission.

Tips for Crafting Headlines

Headlines are one of the elements that convince readers to click on a story and read.

Tips for Writing Excerpts

Excerpts are featured on the front page of our site and in sharing text across social media sites.

Tips for Writing Leads

Leads should be no longer than 35 words. Peel your story down to the core, then write the lead.

Verifying Social Media Content

It is important that we confirm that the user-generated content we use is authentic, original and from a trustworthy source.