Put on your deerstalker hat, rouse Watson from his slumber, and call up Moriarty's number on the speed dial for an interview because it is time to pitch your story to the Media Co-op's Investigative Fund!
The Media Co-op is seeking pitches for investigative features.
Writers will be paid $400 for 2200 words.
The pitch should demonstrate how the article will uncover something new, or dig deeper on an ongoing story—all with a Canadian angle. The journalist will work with Dominion editors over the course of a month or more to produce the article.
Pitches are welcome from anyone; priority for payment goes to those who have previously contributed.
How to pitch an Investigative story:
1. Set up a Media Co-op account (if you don’t already have one): http://mediacoop.ca/user
2. Check out our writer’s guide for hot topics and details about writing for The Dominion: http://dominionpaper.ca/write
3. Peruse the Media Co-op discussion page for story ideas: http://www.mediacoop.ca/group/1496/discuss/9440
4. Pitch!: http://mediacoop.ca/investigativepitch
Pitches should be less than 400 words and include a thorough description of planned sources (interviews or documents) and research. An entire story submitted as a pitch will not be considered for payment. 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.
Deadline for pitches: Friday April 6, Midnight.
First drafts due April 30, Final pieces due May 31
Looking forward to hearing how you will solve some mysteries for our readers,
The Editorial Collective