The Media Co-op has broken critical stories and probed issues glossed by the mainstream media. We've published exposés of Israeli and Canadian military collusion, unchecked racism in the Canadian military, and the federal government’s European advocacy for the tar sands.
We know there's still lots of untold stories that only grassroots, co-operative media like the Media Co-op and The Dominion will tackle. To help our contributors dig deeper and be better compensated for their efforts, we launched the Media Co-op Investigative Fund.
The latest round of pitching story ideas is now open. We’re offering $400 for an investigative feature to be published in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue of The Dominion.
The article you propose should be 2,200 words and present fresh angles, original research on undetected issues and/or bold solutions to common problems—all with a Canadian angle. You'll 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):
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:
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: Wednesday, August 1, Midnight.
First drafts due August 31
Final pieces due September 30
Want to receive our call for pitches in your inbox? Email us with CONTRIBUTOR in the subject line and we'll add you to our mailing list.
Looking forward to your radical investigations!
The Editorial Collective