Apropos of nothing: The Objective is accepting pitches about systemic coverage issues within journalism, and how we can do better.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Objective is a nonprofit newsroom holding journalism accountable for past and current systemic biases in reporting and newsroom practices. It is written by and for those underrepresented in journalism.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Example of an A+++ Objective story: We seek to cover journalism with as much scrutiny as it covers other institutions of power and privilege.
Here’s another A+++ Objective story: Journalism at Small Liberal Arts Colleges Shouldn’t Be Inaccessible
We love publishing first-time writers. When we ask for clips or writing samples, we’re not asking for anything more than your personal blog or class assignment so we can get a good understanding of your voice.
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION
- SUBJECT: Proposed Headline We encourage direct, clear headlines that give a good grasp of what your story will cover. BODY: 2-4 paragraphs that describe the conflict, solution/analysis, interview process, turn-around time, and word count.
- We pay $200-$600 per piece, but honestly we’re happy to negotiate more if you’ve sunk a lot of reporting into it. Bluntly, we’d like to pay more as our funding improves, but we want to be honest with our writers about our capacity.
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