Twenty-Five Years of Award-Winning Public Interest Journalism

Homelands Productions is an independent, nonprofit journalism cooperative whose mission is to
illuminate complex issues through compelling broadcasts, articles, books, and educational forums, and to foster freedom of expression and creative risk through the media arts. Since its founding in 1989, Homelands
has reported from more than 60 countries and won 22 national and international awards. More...


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Featured Series

Food for 9 Billion

Exploring the challenge of keeping ourselves fed at a time of rapid social and environmental change. More...

WORKING

Intimate audio portraits of workers
in the global economy. More...

Worlds of Difference


Documenting moments of decision for traditional cultures worldwide. More...

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Homelands News

Homelands Welcomes New Producer-Members
We're delighted to announce the addition of radio and print journalist Ruxandra Guidi and photographer Roberto (Bear) Guerra to the Homelands family. Rux and Bear co-founded Fonografia Collective, which produces multimedia stories about human rights, the environment, and social issues. More...

Weisman's Countdown Praised for Message of Hope
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, by Homelands' senior producer Alan Weisman, has received enthusiastic reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Nature, Los Angeles Times, and many others. More...

Food Series Wraps After 40 Stories from 25 Countries
"Food for 9 Billion" examined the challenge of keeping ourselves fed in the face of growing demand, shrinking resources, and a changing climate. It was a project of Homelands, The Center for Investigative Reporting, Marketplace from APM, PRI's The World, and PBS NewsHour. More...

So You Want to Create a Radio Series?
Do you have an idea for a media project but no clue about how to pull it off? In his manifesto on the website Transom.org, Homelands' Jonathan Miller guides would-be producers through the wilderness between inspiration and broadcast. More...

Raul Ramirez Leaves Legacy of Integrity and Service
We're mourning the loss of trailblazing journalist Raul Ramirez, our friend, colleague, and board member who died on November 15. Raul was director of news and public affairs at KQED in San Francisco. More...

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Our Producers

Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller is Homelands' executive director and executive producer of the "Food for 9 Billion," "WORKING," and "Worlds of Difference" projects. A longtime freelancer for radio, print, and TV, he has reported from more than 20 countries. More...

Sandy Tolan
Sandy Tolan has won many awards for his radio work and his writing. The author of The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, he teaches at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. His blog is Ramallah Cafe. More...

Cecilia Vaisman
Cecilia Vaisman has extensive reporting experience in Latin America, Asia, and the USA. A former staff producer at NPR and special projects editor at Chicago Public Media, she teaches audio documentary at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. More...

Alan Weisman
Alan Weisman's sixth book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, was published by Little, Brown and Co. in September. The author of the best-selling The World Without Us, he has written for Harper's, Discover, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, and LA Times Magazine. More...

Bear Guerra
Roberto (Bear) Guerra is a photographer whose work addresses globalization, development, and social and environmental issues. He is currently a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder. More...

Ruxandra Guidi
Ruxandra Guidi is a journalist working in public radio, magazines, and multimedia. She has reported throughout the Western Hemisphere, and has received fellowships from the International Center for Journalists and the International Reporting Project. More...

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