How it works
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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Every motorist who has had to pay a fine for a traffic violation knows the heartburn that comes from seeing policemen flouting road rules with impunity. The tables are being turned in Haryana’s Rohtak. The superintendent of police (SP) has asked city residents to report policemen breaking the law by sending in photographs and videos[…]
BANGALORE, India — Practo, a high-flying health care startup backed by China’s Tencent Holdings, is being investigated by Indian authorities looking into whether it evaded tax through a cross-border corporate restructuring. According to a notice from the Bangalore office of the Department of Income Tax seen by Nikkei Asian Review, Practo executives have been summoned[…]
Bengaluru: A Kannada film actress was recently in the news for filing a police complaint alleging that unknown persons had morphed and circulated “nude” pictures of her on social media. Some months back, a legislator from a constituency near Bengaluru had approached the police against hackers who had siphoned off Rs 190,000 from his bank[…]
This Assam engineer’s microlight hydro turbine may challenge the very idea of big dams (By Aamir Hazarika)
Big dams don’t find takers in northeast India anymore. They alter the course of the river and damage the ecology. But states have to generate power. So, what do they do? They’ve turned to micro-hydel power projects — ones that generate 5-100 KW electricity using the natural flow of water. While big dams generate power[…]
How often have you sat by your child, cold compress or cloth-dipped-in-cold-water in hand, trying to bring down his or her raging fever even as you negotiate deadlines at work or ignore your household chores? Here’s an anti-fever jacket that you can make them wear to bring the body temperature down a couple of notches[…]
A couple of days ago, FactorDaily published a story about a professor of IISc who is piloting a seed-bombing project using drones in Karnataka’s Kolar district to convert fallow areas into forests. And now we have a farmer from Haryana who has customised drones that can spray pesticides on crops from the sky. The drone can[…]
Internet, social media ban hits bottomlines of ecommerce businesses in Jammu & Kashmir (By Mudasir Kuloo)
After inaugurating a highway tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on April 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the youths of the state to choose tourism over terrorism, promising them jobs and investment. Before the month could end, authorities enforced an internet ban in the region. Barely a month before that, on April 26,[…]
‘I Saw [Soldiers] Kill And Rape Women’: 3 Rohingya Women Recount Horrors From Their Past (By Safeena Wani)
“My son was 16,” says Mehjabeen. “One night, Burmese soldiers raided our house, beat us black and blue and took my son away.” She never found out what happened to him. Her husband died of a heart attack a year later. His last wish was to see his son. Mehjabeen is sitting with Naseema Begum,[…]
Children in India’s villages go to school mostly for the mid-day meal, but students of Government Primary Girls’ School (it’s a co-education school) in Dobh village of Haryana’s Rohtak district need no such motivation. One of the teachers, Pooja Singh, has introduced an audiovisual teaching model, which has caught their fancy. Singh has made learning fun[…]
A bunch of young girls from a Mysuru village are using technology to steer social change (By Elizabeth Mani)
All of 13, Nirmala P is brimming with excitement. “My brother and sister are in college, but they both don’t know how to use computers. I’m still in Class VIII and I’ve learnt how to use a computer and a camera,” she gushes. Nirmala is one of the 85 girls from Attiguppe village in Mysuru[…]