Global Journalist provides news and commentary on the state of press freedom, journalistic ethics and independent media in countries throughout the world. It also covers innovations in print, broadcast and online journalism. Global Journalist publishes a quarterly magazine, produces a weekly radio program and manages a timely Web site from its offices at the Missouri School of Journalism. Global Journalist is funded in part by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Global Journalist magazine was first published in 1995 for the International Press Institute by former Los Angeles Times publisher David Laventhol and former foreign editor Alvin Shuster. In 1999, the magazine moved to the Missouri School of Journalism, where it continues to be produced quarterly by students at the school.

Global Journalist eMprint edition was introduced in December 2006. The articles and columns from Global Journalist magazine are repackaged as digital editions using the eMprint newsbook model developed at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. The eMprint editions are free to download from the Global Journalist Web site. They can be read on any computer, eReader, smart phone or mobile display device with a PDF viewer.

Global Journalist online provides timely information for and about the international news business as well as archives of Global Journalist stories and columns, streaming radio programs and links to journalism blogs.

Global Journalist radio provides a half-hour weekly discussion of international news by a panel of journalists from throughout the world. The program is produced by Missouri School of Journalism graduate students. The moderator is Professor Stuart H. Loory, Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies, and the program airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. (Central time) on KBIA, the public radio station of the University of Missouri, and is available on the Internet.