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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Rohingya Muslims in India: How can India deport 40,000 ‘illegal’ refugees to Myanmar when it can’t even deport 11?-(Armstrong Chanambam and Zeet Nawaz Thouba)
The Indian government might be keen to send the Rohingya Muslims packing to Myanmar but its consistent failure in deporting 11 of them, who have been languishing in Manipur jails for years, shows it’s easier said than done.
As Bihar reels under impact of floods, medicos on motorbikes emerge as symbols of hope-(Ganesh Prasad)
Till a fortnight ago, 18 doctors on 18 motorcycles were riding out to 132 flood-hit villages in Bainsa division of Purnia district to treat people taken ill with water-borne diseases. The August floods affected more than 1.3 crore lives in 21 districts of Bihar, killing at least 514 people. Purnia was one of the worst-hit[…]
Rohingya Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir Part II: Unwanted at home and unwelcome abroad, refugees are hanging by a thread-(Safeena Wani)
Rohingya Muslims, widely regarded as the world’s most persecuted minority, have been forced to seek shelter in India and Bangladesh because they face an unimaginable level of violence back home.
Recent layoffs across India’s $150 billion information technology industry have left software engineers feeling insecure and looking at ways to protect their jobs.
Normalcy returns to villages along India-China border after 72-day-long Doka La standoff ends-(Sujal Pradhan)
Travel planner Bimla Rai sports a smile. Bookings are once again being registered. People from far and near want to visit Nathu La and areas close to Doka La where the Indian Army and the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had a tense stand-off for 72 days. The stand-off ended on 28 August. Since then,[…]
Rohingya Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir Part I: Refugees tell harrowing tales of abuse and mayhem-(Safeena Wani)
Many Rohingya Muslims might have fled Myanmar and sought refuge in India, but news from back home — of their brethren being persecuted — never fails to send shivers down their spines. Case in point: The United Nations (UN) recently dubbed the Myanmar government’s self-proclaimed security operation as a case of “textbook ethnic cleansing”.
The 16-page weekly tabloid Gauri Lankesh (not Gauri Lankesh Patrike, as commonly believed) usually hits the stands on Thursdays but this week’s edition has been suspended. While the editorial staff wants to bring out a commemorative edition on Tuesday, they are yet to get a go-ahead from the Lankesh family. Gauri was the backbone of[…]
Man who invested Rs 3 crore in Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s ‘MSG Resort’ commits suicide-(By Sat Singh)
Shocked and upset at the loss of crores of rupees he had invested in jailed Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s ‘MSG Resort’, a 47-year-old man of Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana killed himself on Friday. The man was also distressed at being insulted for his ties with the ‘Dongi rapist Baba’. This was the first suicide relating[…]
With Dera Sacha Sauda under police lens, villages near Sirsa become collateral damage-(By Manoj Kumar and Sat Singh)
The presence of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh still lingers on near his Dera (ashram) in Sirsa. Every time security officials or policemen stop a farmer from entering his own field, he looks towards the Dera and lets out a curse. Especially now, with the time ripe for harvesting cotton and spraying pesticides on[…]
Monika and Vikramjeet knew that there would be repercussions to their inter-caste marriage. But they had no idea that they would have to be on the run for 12 years, escaping their murderous family.