is an international not-for-profit newspaper syndicate
and association of newspapers. It distributes commentaries and analysis ("opinion pieces") by experts, activists, Nobel laureates, statesmen, economists, political thinkers, business leaders and academics to its member publications, and encourages networking among its members.
It is based in Prague
, Czech Republic
It currently consists of approximately 439 newspapers in 150 countries, with a total circulation of nearly 50 million copies, making it the world's largest commentary focused syndicate.
It relies primarily on contributions from its members in developed countries, who make up approximately 60% of its membership base, and has received grants from the Open Society Foundation
, The Politiken
Foundation in Denmark, Die Zeit
Ebelin, and Gerd Bucerius Foundation
, which together allow it to offer its services free to newspapers in developing countries where journalistic resources may not be readily available.
Project Syndicate translates its columns from English into seven languages: Arabic
and is published in numerous other languages.
Past and present Project Syndicate contributors include:Joseph Stiglitz