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July call for pitches

The Dominion / Media Co-op pays two contributors each month for news features: Pitch us your story!

We prioritize solutions-oriented news pieces with a Canadian angle, and in particular this month:

  • photo essays
  • video pitches
  • stories about co-operatives, education, technology

Check out our writer’s guide for other suggested topics and details about writing for The Dominion:

dominionpaper.ca/write

For information about making a video pitch, check out our production guidelines and tutorials:

dominionpaper.ca/video/create

The Dominion has a special budget – sponsored by Koumbit, a non-profit web development, website creation, graphic design and IT training organization – to pay for one article about technology and society per month (in particular, we’re interested in coverage of copyright, privacy, free software, and net neutrality). These articles are 5-800 words, payment is a flat $50, and they follow the same pitch process outlined below.

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

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

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To pitch a video news clip, contact us with your proposal:

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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:

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The Dominion / Media Co-op currently pays a flat rate of $100 for accepted stories. Articles are either 800 or 1600 words. See the video guidelines for length of videos. Editors reserve the right to suggest changes and edit stories (with your participation, of course!). Pitches should capture the content, tone and style of the story you plan to submit; if the content submitted differs significantly from the pitch, editors reserve the right to withhold payment. The Dominion accepts pitches at any time.

Deadline for pitches: July 3
Response to pitches: July 6
First draft deadline for accepted articles: July 15*
Final draft deadline: July 23*
(All deadlines are 5pm EST)
*Deadlines subject to the discretion of the editor

The next call for pitches will go out July 25.

The Media Co-op’s annual meeting of members will take place the third week in July. Stay tuned!


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Police arrest on Mon June 28, 6.00 pm in College Park Building

While the public protest was going on in front of the Police Headquarters on College St/Yong St., I was in the College Park Building (opposite the Police HQ) concourse level with eateries and a pharmacy and is a public circulatory area - I witnessed around 6.00 pm
several police officers arresting definitely three if not four young slim people (in their early 20s, and the fourth individual could be blocked from my view by tall and large-sized cops) and hand-cuffed them with metal (not white plastic handcuffs). One of the arrested is a girl/young woman. The arrest was done at the exit/entry doors of the west end of the huge College Park Building. The two exit doors lead respectively to the west side of the building into Bay St., and the back (south side) of the building. One of the arrested person wore a black T-shirt. All the "arrestees" were Caucasians. As I exited the building into Bay Street, I walked pass the cops and saw one cop holding a white marker pen board infront of one male arrestee (who is standing straight with his back on the wall). The white board was written the name of the arrestee and below it "PC and a few numbers" - referring to the cop badge number I think. Another cop took a photograph with a flash of the arrestee and the white board in front. As I exited the building into Bay St. just a few steps south of College St., a Court Services Van was waiting.

F.Y.
Tues. June 29, 2010. 12.41 pm

P.S.
CBC TV 10 pm news yesterday and CBC Radio One morning news today kept saying no one was arrested at Police HQ protest - this isn't true.

I don't have home internet access, and can only email this out today using library internet.

Police arrest on Mon June 28, 6.00 pm in College Park Building

While the public protest was going on in front of the Police Headquarters on College St/Yong St., I was in the College Park Building (opposite the Police HQ) concourse level with eateries and a pharmacy and is a public circulatory area - I witnessed around 6.00 pm
several police officers arresting definitely three if not four young slim people (in their early 20s, and the fourth individual could be blocked from my view by tall and large-sized cops) and hand-cuffed them with metal (not white plastic handcuffs). One of the arrested is a girl/young woman. The arrest was done at the exit/entry doors of the west end of the huge College Park Building. The two exit doors lead respectively to the west side of the building into Bay St., and the back (south side) of the building. One of the arrested person wore a black T-shirt. All the "arrestees" were Caucasians. As I exited the building into Bay Street, I walked pass the cops and saw one cop holding a white marker pen board infront of one male arrestee (who is standing straight with his back on the wall). The white board was written the name of the arrestee and below it "PC and a few numbers" - referring to the cop badge number I think. Another cop took a photograph with a flash of the arrestee and the white board in front. As I exited the building into Bay St. just a few steps south of College St., a Court Services Van was waiting.

F.Y.
Tues. June 29, 2010. 12.41 pm

P.S.
CBC TV 10 pm news yesterday and CBC Radio One morning news today kept saying no one was arrested at Police HQ protest - this isn't true.

I don't have home internet access, and can only email this out today using library internet.

Police arrest on Mon June 28, 6.00 pm in College Park Building

While the public protest was going on in front of the Police Headquarters on College St/Yonge St., Toronto,I was inside the College Park Building (opposite the Police HQ) concourse level with eateries and a pharmacy and is a public circulatory area - I witnessed around 6.00 pm several police officers arresting definitely three if not four young slim people (in their early 20s, and the fourth individual could be blocked from my view by tall and large-sized cops) and hand-cuffed them with metal (not white plastic handcuffs). One of the arrested is a girl/young woman. The arrest was done at the exit/entry doors of the west end of the huge College Park Building. The two exit doors lead respectively to the west side of the building into Bay St., and the back (south side) of the building. One of the arrested person wore a black T-shirt. All the "arrestees" were Caucasians. As I exited the building into Bay Street, I walked pass the cops and saw one cop holding a white marker pen board infront of one male arrestee (who is standing straight with his back on the wall). The white board was written the name of the arrestee and below it "PC and a few numbers" - referring to the cop badge number I think. Another cop took a photograph with a flash of the arrestee and the white board in front. As I exited the building into Bay St. just a few steps south of College St., a Court Services Van was waiting.

F.Y.
Tues. June 29, 2010. 12.41 pm

P.S.
CBC TV 10 pm news yesterday and CBC Radio One morning news today kept saying no one was arrested at Police HQ protest - this isn't true.

I don't have home internet access, and can only email this out today using library internet.

Suggesting You contact Halton Region Medical Officer of Health

re the Vanier Jail situation &

our Diabetic Friend,

might be a story there if they don't act &

even if they do act ...

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