About us

For nearly 60 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.


Past 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.


The power of truth

Our 2019 annual review is a testament to our alumni and competition winners who report fearlessly from the world's toughest datelines. Download review

Migration - busting the myths

The values of Thomson Foundation have never been more needed. In 2018 we added another word 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. 




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

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