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Halifax Media Co-op Call for Pitches

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by Editor


 

Stories from the perspective of marginalized communities in Halifax will be prioritized, including, but not limited to: people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, Black communities, First Nations communities, LGBTQ people, and those living in poverty.

You have [NEW!!!] THREE options:

 

1.  The 'mega' pitch (3 paid stories in February — $100 each)

To pitch an article, send us less than 200 words outlining:

a) the topic you will cover, b) who you will interview or what sources you will consult, and c) one line bio of yourself, and a link to your previous work (if applicable).

Articles are either 800 or 1600 words. Writers do not necessarily need previous journalism experience but should be prepared for a rigorous editing process.  Contributors with prior experience writing for the HMC will be given priority.

Deadline for pitches is Wednesday, February 6 by 5 p.m.

Deadline for stories will be approximately two weeks later.

Send your pitch to: hmc@mediacoop.ca.

 

2.  [NEW!!!] The Just Us! Just Journalism! pitch (1 paid story in February — $100)

The Halifax Media Co-op has been fortunate enough to receive year-long funding from Just Us! Coffee to run a series of articles dealing with food security, sustainable farming, co-ops and fair trade as they relate to Nova Scotia and the Maritimes. 

To pitch an article on these topics, send us less than 200 words outlining:

a) the topic you will cover, b) who you will interview or what sources you will consult, and c) one line bio of yourself, and a link to your previous work (if applicable).

Articles are either 800 or 1600 words. Writers do not necessarily need previous journalism experience but should be prepared for a rigorous editing process.  Contributors with prior experience writing for the HMC will be given priority.

Deadline for pitches is Wednesday, February 6 by 5 p.m.

Deadline for stories will be approximately two weeks later.

Send your pitch to: hmc@mediacoop.caPlease include "Just Us! Pitch" in your email subject line.

 

3. The 'mini' pitch (1 story per week — $40 each)

This pitch is for time-sensitive stories and are accepted are on ongoing basis.

400-800 word stories, well-written blog posts as well as edited audio and video pieces will be considered for these spots.

Pieces will normally not go through a rigorous editing process, but they will be copy edited. Pieces should be submitted within 48 hours of being assigned.  

Interested contributors should write to hmc@mediacoop.ca with their intent to cover a story. These pitches should be short and to the point.

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