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.
India's largest network of grassroots reporters
After struggling to find affordable office space in Mumbai, India’s financial hub, Sarabdeep Singh decided to move his startup company more than 1,500km north to Mohali, a town with a population of 176,000 in the state of Punjab.
BHU fears more protests, varsity shut till 3 Oct: No girl here who hasn’t been molested, say students-(By Amit Singh and Saurabh Sharma)
The iconic Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which has been hit by student unrestsince 21 September following an alleged incident of sexual assault, wore a curfew-like look today but its troubles will not be over as long as campus security is not taken seriously by the university authority.
Sushil Mahla and Neelam Rani are hearing- and speech-impaired, but are grateful for their disablities. In Haryana, their relationship wouldn’t have transcended the fiercely defended boundaries of caste had they been “normal”.
UP loan waiver gaffe: Yogi Adityanath govt terms goof up a ‘typo’; banks say technical error in scheme-(By Team 101Reporters)
“Sir jee, ek lakh rupay mein yeh dus rupay, rayi ke daane barabar hai. Hum iskakya karenge?(This Rs 10 amount makes a mustard size difference in my loan amount of Rs one lakh),” said Awadh Bihar, looking at the loan waiver certificate he was handed over by the bank earlier this week.
Rohingya Muslims in India: How can India deport 40,000 ‘illegal’ refugees to Myanmar when it can’t even deport 11?-(By 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-(By 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-(By 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-(By 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-(By 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”.