About us

For over 55 years, we have helped raise standards of journalism through training, consultancy and strategic advice.


Our values

Our vision is to ensure all people have an honest, factual account of what is really happening in the world.

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What we do

We deliver positive change in media and communications as a way of improving public engagement and governance.


Our mission

To support the achievement of the vision – through improving journalism and communication. 

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We manage a network of more than 200 media professionals, with cutting-edge skills, who are keen to share their knowledge. We work with media, governments, civil society, and commercial organisations wishing to sponsor excellence in communications. 




Skills-intensive training remains at the heart of what we do as an organisation.


Media development

We help every type of media improve engagement with their audiences.



We bring Thomson Foundation's hands-on skills training to the online world.


Annual reviews

Our annual reviews highlight just some of the foundation's most noteworthy activity from each year, from encouraging engaging journalism with impact that has created prize-winners across the globe, to inspiring business models to support independent media and providing high-quality training and consultancy to ensure the spread of the best contemporary media skills.



Landed on site: 2018 annual review

The values of Thomson Foundation have never been more needed. Another word that now needs adding to our vision: sustainability. Download review.


Youth takes centre stage

Crucial to our 2017 activity was the support of a younger generation of aspiring journalists and content creators. Download review.



Measuring up

In 2016 we were able to provide detailed external evidence of our achievements


Making headlines

Turning point: in 2015, we had undertaken more large-scale projects than ever before


Rewind to 2014

We helped to give journalists from more than 40 countries a clearer voice in 2014

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