Global Experts (www.theglobalexperts.org)was largely developed following consultationswith journalists fromaround the world. In a24-hour news cycle and with budgetsshrinking daily, finding accurate, informed sources of commentary has never beenmorecrucial. The Global Experts resource aims toprovide journalists fromaround the worldwith free access to reactions and analysis byinternational experts on political, religiousand cultural issues. It encourages a diversity of experts and opinions, and aims tointroduce a “third voice” of sound analysisin divisive debates .Global Expers works in two ways:
•Media Alerts: when an international crisis breaks,media alerts are sent out to a selectnetwork of journalists and editors worldwide.Journalists use the alerts to contact expertsand get comments fromthem.
•Analysis and Opinion: Global Experts also write blog posts, do podcasts, and provide videocommentaries accessible on thewebsite.