Community Journalism: empowering people like you to tell the story of their town, school, county, special interest…
Not seeing an important story in the news? Write it yourself!
Technologically speaking, it’s not difficult to set up a news site, but the work required to adequately report local news is daunting – it can’t be done on a shoestring, or by just one person.
- Community journalists can log into the site and write complete stories, including pictures and/or videos. We reserve the right to publish the story (or not), delay it while we or the author get clarification on some parts of the story, and edit it for clarity/grammar/spelling. Anyone can be a community journalist!
- We’re especially eager to recruit high school and college students who are in journalism classes or clubs. If you’re considering journalism as a career, we can give you a platform to establish a work history. We encourage you to report on school board meetings, city council meetings, county commissioners meetings, UIL events… and anything you find interesting. Since we’re not “wasting” space or time with your story, you can get a sense of what’s important to people around you by monitoring the response to your stories.
- If you have a business that focuses on a specific city, this will be a great way to increase your visibility just by writing two or three stories each month about your community. We can add an “author’s bio” at the end of your stories which can include your business name and a link to it.
- There is also a place for breaking news – storm damage, accidents, road construction, etc. Subscribers can snap a picture or shoot a video and upload it with a quick explanation, or email it to us and we’ll do it.
All stories, articles, and editorials are linked on Facebook, and easy to share with other social media, to make it easy for our citizen journalists to develop their own following while helping weave together the story of our region.
Ready to get started? Create an account, and start writing!
Not comfortable creating an account, then write your story and submit it to us for review at: [email protected]