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is a for-profit online foreign news service.

The site by Philip Balboni and Charles Sennott with $8.5 million in private funding. It is based in Boston and had a of about 18 as of 2013, as well as about , who are about $1,000 a month, plus a stake in the company, for four stories.

GlobalPost produces print and , as well as . Its work focuses more on than breaking news and is intended to as “.” GlobalPost also aggregates content from on the site.

Though much of GlobalPost’s website is available free and supported by ads, the site offers a called Passport that includes access to conference calls and meetings with reporters, as well as . In early 2010, it its Passport program would be among the first to use Journalism Online’s Press+ paid-content system.

The site’s traffic after it was founded (most of it coming from the United States and Canada), though its and premium subscribers few, with .

As of 2013, about two-thirds of GlobalPost’s revenue came from advertising, but the organization’s revenue stream relative to its expectations, the source of 19 percent of its revenue as of 2013, has been its through which news organizations can pay to use its foreign coverage. Its 25 or so clients include , and . The site has also received from various organizations. In 2013, it began a more extensive partnership with NBC News.

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: October 2, 2013.
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