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You have a story idea, send it to us. Your story idea could be on social issues; data driven; of human interest; profiles, even hard news. Story ideas will be given context and shape by our editors before pitching it to various publishers.
If a story idea finds approval, the reporter will be told the story style and deadline. Right now we want stories written in English. Going ahead, we will accept stories in the Vernacular, as well. If you are one of the 101Reporters, you may also be commissioned stories.
The story submitted by the reporter is edited, and if required, reworked. Don’t split hair on writing style, or correct English. Leave that to our editors. Final story will be sent for your approval before it is sent to the publisher. All the stories go with reporters’ byline.
Once the story is cleared by the publisher, payment will be made within 30 days. We pay Rs. 3-5 per word, depending on the editing work needed, with a word limit of 900 per article. Even if a story is not published, 101Reporters will compensate, unless you have missed the deadline. We know the effort that goes into writing a story.
Our unique news platform sources original stories from grassroots reporters across the country, then edits and markets them to the national and international media. We bring reporters and publishers on a common platform for wider publication of socially-impacting stories. In recent years, there has been a paradigm shift in newsroom operations. Media houses are increasingly engaging reporters on work basis, not full-time. We intend to soften the blow. We believe important stories fail to find space in national media not because publishers are not interested but because they don’t have reporters to report them. And, there are scores of grassroots journalists looking for a platform. We are providing them one. Over the next one year we plan to have at least one reporter covering each of 664 districts of India.
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Torrential downpour in the eastern part of the country over the past week has resulted in many rivers flowing above the danger level and causing flood along their course. While the flood situation in Assam is said to be the worst in 13 years, its neighbouring states, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar are also submerged. Climate[…]
Till about a year ago, 52-year-old Kisan Jite would often wake up to his wife Sarla and other village women squabbling over who would fill their buckets first from the only well in Golegaon village. This fight would then proceed to the three water tankers allotted by the zilla parishad for the entire village with[…]
Assam floods: As 8 rivers flow above danger level, third wave of deluge exacerbates situation – (by Syeda Ambia Zahan and Pranab Kumar Das)
Heavy rain over the past few days has worsened the flood situation in Assam, with eight rivers flowing above the danger level and inundating 25 of the state’s 32 districts. The flood report of Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issued on the evening of 15 August stated that about 33.3 lakh people in 3,186[…]
Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: BRD Medical College scrambles to contain death count – (By Saurabh Sharma)
In the eye of the storm over the death of more than 70 children in less than a week, the administration of Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College in Uttar Pradesh is demonstrating much hustle. Pintu Mahadev, 30, whose daughter was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday noon, told Firstpost that earlier, doctors were only[…]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his Independence Day speech Tuesday with a call for the country to stand shoulder to shoulder with people of the city of Gorakhpur as they mourn the deaths of 68 children in a state-run hospital. “In the last few days, our country’s innocent children died in a hospital. In these[…]
UP Man Given Bicycle As Prize For Drinking ‘Desi Daru’ Worth Rs 65,000 In Last Six Months – (By Ved Prakash Dubey)
In a bizarre incident, a man in UP was reward with a bicycle for drinking country liquor worth 65000 in last six months. In July, 62-year-old Krishna Kant Bhagat was widely felicitated by his fellow villagers in Mail Chauraha, Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh. Bhagat was garlanded, carried on people’s shoulders, patted on the back[…]
Gorakhpur tragedy: As politicians throng hospital, doctors ignore patients to tend to VIP guests – (By Saurabh Sharma)
If watching 72 infants die at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College wasn’t heart-wrenching enough, relatives of patients at the hospital also had to suffer a stream of politicians visiting the medical facility throughout Monday. Many of them even complained that healthcare at the hospital took a back seat as staff set about attending[…]
Here’s The Story Of The ‘First’ Freedom Fighter Raja Narayan Singh Who Fought Against The British Before Mangal Pandey – (By Ganesh Prasad)
This Independence Day, go back 277 years to the Bharatvarsha of 1770. Somewhere around Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi’s constituency, you might chance upon the “first enemy of the British”: – Raja Narayan Singh of the Pawai Dynasty.
Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: As panic grips disillusioned and dejected parents, doctors wait and watch – (by Saurabh Sharma)
Mohammad Sajjad, 30, is teary-eyed but emphatic. “I want to discharge my child from BRD Medical College Hospital. Please help me sir. Help me see my daughter. The doctor isn’t letting me see her,” he pleads with Firstpost. “I won’t ever forget this help.”
Abrogation of Article 35A: Kashmiris prepare for widespread agitation against BJP’s ‘Israel model’ – (by Safeena Wani)
In Srinagar’s trade heartland, Lal Chowk, the local cab drivers sound like doomsayers. They are talking about the possible political fallouts in Kashmir, in case the Supreme Court of India abolishes Article 35A of the Constitution of India that restricts any Indian citizens other than state subjects of Jammu and Kashmir from acquiring immovable properties[…]