Daily Rebellion/Blog Post Media Policy
The Pathways Daily Rebellion (DR) and DR blog posts report about non-violent civil resistance (NVCR). At Pathways to Action, we understand that there are many different forms of responses to climate annihilation. However, we report only about NVCR.
Blog Post/Story Format.
All DR stories and blog posts should follow the same format:
- Headline – tells what the story is about.
- Lead – explains the most important facts: who, what, when, where, and why (5 W's)
- Body – contains more information and details.
- Ending – gives the reader something to think about.
Keep The Story Interesting.
ProminenceConsider reporting on a renowned place, person, or activity will catch more eyes than someone/something unknown to people.
TimelinessThe time of the news is very important, as the importance of the news is inversely proportional to the timeliness. Current events have more impact than those of last week, or even yesterday.
OddityDramatic and/or strange news can be more impactful. The element of surprise can make readers glued to your news.
ConsequencesPeople want to read stories that directly or indirectly affects them.
Human InterestTry to have your story draw an emotional attention or reaction. Emotions are a powerful means to connect with the readers.
ConflictConflict can be one of the engaging elements news can provide. It’s human nature to choose sides and many readers of the DR are anxious to hear about climate related conflicts.
The Journalist’s Pyramid
And remember, if you have questions about the best way to report a specific story, do not hesitate to contact the Editor in Chief. Publishing for Pathways is a team effort, and everyone who participates is important.
You don't have to be a staff writer to submit an article - we have a public article submission where anyone can post an article.
Here's the process
Once your article is submitted, it will be on the website, but not in the featured section. It will be checked by staff. It will either be promoted, left alone, or accepted(not featured).
If your article is rejected, you will recieve an email letting you know why, and how it can be improved.