In Old News is a journalism initiative that offers trainings and resources for journalists and students. We are looking for story pitches about journalists, newsrooms and the media industry for our newsletter, YouTube, and podcast.
We're primarily looking for text pieces, and can offer additional funds if you're able to offer an accompanying video or podcast. We encourage journalists to report remotely until the pandemic situation improves, and stories can come from anywhere in the world.
You can start the conversation by sending a short pitch to editor [at] inold [dot] news. Make sure you let us know whether you're pitching just a text piece, or a multimedia package. Once you drop us an email about your interest in working with us, we'll get back to you to discuss the compensation and timeline.
Topics we're interested in:
🗞 Journalism startups and entrepreneurs
🗞 Behind-the-Scenes of reporting
🗞 Representation in journalism
🗞 Challenges faced by journalists
🗞 Innovation in journalism
🗞 Resources useful to journalists
🗞 Journalism how to's and tips
Examples of stories we've enjoyed:
One Person Army: A Journalist's Journey of Independent Journalism
An IIMC alumnus, Rohit Upadhyay graduated in 2015 and worked with some of India's leading media houses such as AajTak, Navbharat Times, The Times of India, India Today and News 18. In March 2019, Rohit started On The Ground with Rohit Upadhyay, his independent journalism YouTube channel.
Kashmiri Journalists on Lack of Internet Hampering Their Work
An unfathomable scenario for most was Kashmir's reality earlier this year. The news of the first COVID-19 case in the Kashmir valley didn't reach everyone because the internet was shut down. For a while after the first case, people still didn't know what the virus was.
How journalists can sensitively report on eating disorders
Trigger warning: This article explains some specific behaviours associated with eating disorders that some people may find distressing. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please visit the Beat charity website for support. Eating disorders are a complex and sensitive issue.
Ideas | Regulating journalism to death
On November 24th, just five days after BuzzFeed announced the acquisition of from Verizon Media in an all-stock deal, the articles on HuffPost India's website began redirecting to a notice announcing its closing. Shortly after, all HuffPost employees in India were laid off, bringing an end to six years of HuffPost's presence in India, and two and a half years of exceptional journalism under editor-in-chief Aman Sethi.
Documenting India's migrant crisis with smartphones and bicycles
When India announced a national lockdown at the end of March, it caused an exodus of migrant workers and their families from Delhi back to their villages across the country. This mass movement, combined with vanishing wages and the coronavirus pandemic, sparked a humanitarian crisis.
"Every Journalist's Worst Nightmare": CNN's Myanmar Misadventure - New Naratif
Author Aye Min Thant is a Burmese-American journalist who has covered business, politics and conflict in Myanmar, Thailand and the United States. Aye holds degrees in gender studies, anthropology and Asian studies. They won a Pulitzer Prize in 2019 as part of the Reuters team covering the Rohingya crisis and its aftermath.
Substack wants to pay you to write about local news
Uncovering and explaining how our digital world is changing - and changing us. Substack, the email newsletter startup, might be best known as the home of high-profile writers who leave big publications and set up their own businesses. Now it wants to become known as a place where journalists you haven't heard of make a living by covering news in their hometowns.
A Ship Got Stuck. So He Built A Website.
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