The Electric Pencil

The Dominion now paying for contributions

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dominion_boxI’ve had the luck to be involved with some great projects of the years, but by far one of the best – and one that continues to grow by leaps and bounds – is The Dominion newspaper and the adjacent Media Co-op. I’ve been meaning to write more about it for a while now – especially what a co-operative structure can offer as an alternative funding model to simply chasing advertising revenue, but that will need to wait.

In the meantime though, the co-op model is starting to pay off – literally. The Dominion is now paying for up to two articles per monthly issue ($100 each). The call for pitches for the August issue just went out, but you gotta hurry – the deadline to pitch is Saturday, July 4th (if you get an access denied message, just create a free account to log-in).

Keep reading below for full details

The Dominion / Media Co-op has a budget to pay two contributors each month.

Pitches are welcome from anyone, but priority goes to those who have previously contributed.

We are actively looking for (and prioritizing) pitches on the following topics (but all pitches with a Canadian angle are considered):

– 2010 Olympics
– Canadian intervention in Somalia
– Hydro developments in northern Quebec and Manitoba
– The economic crisis in Canada
– Co-operatives and economic alternatives
– The effects of the crisis on the working class, and resistance thereto
– Gender issues in Canada
– Non-governmental organizations
– Tar sands
– Stories about grassroots organizing
– Other underreported topics

To pitch an article, fill out the form on this page:

http://www.mediacoop.ca/node/add/pitch

If you do not have a Media Co-op account (which you can also use to post photos, audio, video and stories directly to the Media Co-op site), you’ll need to set one up. It takes about a minute, here:

http://www.mediacoop.ca/user

The Dominion / Media Co-op currently pays a flat rate of $100 for pitches that are accepted. Articles are either 800 or 1600 words.

Deadline for pitches: July 4
Response to pitches: July 6
Deadline for accepted articles: July 16
Last possible date to submit an accepted article and still be paid: July 31

If you do not submit something by the “last possible” date, the money will be bumped to the next round of pitches. Please do not pitch if you cannot complete the article by the deadline. The next call for pitches will go out on August 1.

–The Editors

Written by Tim McSorley

July 2, 2009 at 8:51 pm

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    July 24, 2009 at 10:33 am


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