We will be launching the first edition of our alternative tabloid newspaper, website and crowd funder campaign in October 2017 and are looking for contributions.
If you would like to contribute to this publication, we ask that you complete a short expression of interest, explaining what you would like to contribute (see Expression of Interest questions below) and how it relates to our theme. Before submitting your idea please read through the submission notes and guidelines.
The deadline for expressions of interest for our first open call is 10am Wednesday 16th August 2017.
Theme: People Vs Profit
We are investigating whether people or profit come first in our society and are looking for content that gives evidence of when people do or don’t come first, what is the impact of this and also what we can do to respond?
Background: Despite the UK’s apparent improving material conditions, we are living unhealthier and unhappier lives. In the face of dramatic cuts to public services, a lack of opportunities for young people, the growing housing crisis, rise in insecure employment, homelessness and depression, the question needs to be asked - Who is society working for, and what is coming first, profit or people?
We are looking for a diverse range of content that engages with this theme across the full spectrum of a tabloid newspaper e.g. News, Satire, Entertainment, Comment, Sport, etc. We are especially interested in content that gives voice to otherwise unheard individuals, groups or collectives and to ideas or thoughts often neglected within the mainstream media.
Contributions could include news writing, interviews, illustration, photography or an obituary for an inspiring life lived. Contributions could perhaps be an account of a story experienced first-hand, or perhaps a deeper investigation into the bigger picture on a national or international scale.
If you would like to contribute to this publication, we ask that you complete a short expression of interest, explaining what you would like to contribute. Before submitting your idea please read through the submission guidelines
The deadline for the next edition's expressions of interest is 10am Wednesday 16th August 2017.
Complete an expression of interest form here http://www.weareourmedia.com/expression_of_interest
Text articles range from: General Articles (550 words), Long Reads (700 words), Short Reads (250 words) and Snap Articles (150words).
We Can Support you
Whether you are an experienced journalist or contributing to a publication for the first time we welcome your proposal. If you need support in writing your story or simply want to share something that is happening around you then please get in touch. If you any questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org