The Nuclear Threat Initiative sent this e-mail to subscribers today.
We are writing to let you know that the July 31, 2014 edition of Global Security Newswire (GSN) will be its last.
Launched just weeks after 9/11 as part of the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s public education mission, the five-day-a-week, online news service has covered terrorism and nuclear, chemical and biological threats—urgent issues that long have been under-covered by mainstream news organizations. GSN has boasted a talented and award-winning news staff, led by Editor Elaine Grossman. We are proud of their work, and we appreciate the strong partnership we have had with National Journal to produce the Newswire.
The decision to end GSN was difficult, driven by familiar themes in today’s changing news media environment. When NTI launched GSN, there were few news options for our international policy audience. Today, readers can choose from myriad blogs, aggregation services and news alerts, diminishing GSN’s once-unique position.
Like any effective organization, NTI periodically assesses its projects and investments to ensure they remain efficient and consistent with our mission and goals. We are gratified that GSN’s subscriber base has included experts in our field and officials with global policy impact. In the year ahead, we would like to invest in new ideas for educating new audiences.
NTI will continue our public education mission through other activities, including in-depth resources on our web site at www.nti.org, periodic reports and program-driven content.
We also would like to refer you to the list below of other free e-mail services that may help you fill the gap when GSN ceases publication.
We are grateful to National Journal’s leadership, to Elaine Grossman, and to the GSN journalists who over the years have brought you the latest news on the issues important to all of us. And we are especially grateful to you, GSN’s readers, for your interest and for your dedication to building a safer world.
President, Nuclear Threat Initiative
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: A daily email of news clips from around the world on nuclear issues from the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Project on Nuclear Issues
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