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
Hinduism is a lifeline and a rich tradition that cannot flow in the veins of those who justify killing cows and eat beef.” Thus began UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s address to a crowd of over 4,000 people in a packed outdoor venue at Vijayanagar in Bangalore on Sunday.
There are over 100,000 bus drivers in the Indian city of Bangalore, but only one of them is a woman. Preema Nadapatti now wants to get other women to take to the roads.
While the number of voters under ‘other’ category has doubled from 2013 to 2018, their inclusion in the electoral process is riddled with challenges. Watch the interview of Uma, founder of Jeeva, an organisation that lobbies for equal rights for transgenders in Karnataka.
While the political parties are getting ready for a big fight on May 12th, M N Sreehari, professor of Civil engineering at R V College of Engineering, talks on the condition of traffic in Bengaluru.
While 2013 Congress manifesto says they are committed to Bengaluru, a slum-free city, Bharath M. Palavalli, an Ashoka fellow and founder member of ‘Fields of view’ talks about the condition of slums in Bengaluru and inclusion of slum dwellers in the electoral process.
101Reporters has done extensive reporting on Karnataka elections with the help of its network of ground reporters from various districts across the state. In this photo story, we catch glimpses of polling day, as captured by our reporters.
15 May 2018, the day votes were counted for Karnataka Assembly Election, unfolded a topsy-turvy result that saw the BJP leading throughout the day but falling 7 seats short of a majority. A photo story from 101Reporters.com on the anxious moments in the run-up to results from across the state.
One of the worst affected districts in Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur is seeing its farmers leave their villages for cities due to water scarcity.
An American scholar’s effort towards building toilets in Uttar Pradesh villages is bringing dignity to the villagers’ life by enabling them to give up open defecation.
Neknampur lake serves as a fitting example of how low cost but effective natural techniques can be used to clean city lakes that are choking with pollutants.