You’re invited to support The Real MainStream’s commitment to ensure space for the voices, perspectives and works of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color.
This fund is exclusively and specifically to compensate BIPOC writers for news articles or commentary published in The Real MainStream.com.
WHY A BIPOC WRITERS FUND?
- To fulfill authentic intersectionality by prioritizing the involvement of BIPOC people in creating The Real MainStream;
- To break historic patterns of white-run entities utilizing the services of BIPOC people without compensation;
- To provide meaningful part-time earning opportunities for BIPOC communities; and
- To help nurture and mentor BIPOC journalists of the future by providing credible on-the-job training in advocacy journalism.
WHAT SUPPORTERS CAN EXPECT
Supporters of the fund will receive a monthly summary of pieces published/writers compensated, and results of those published pieces.
Currently, writers are compensated at a rate of $25 for non-experienced writers, and $65 for experienced writers. These rates are comparable with modern-day freelance writing rates and will adjust upwards as this new fund becomes stable.
WHAT WRITERS WILL EXPERIENCE
All pieces undergo the same editing and preparation process as other pieces, following best practices and journalism ethics. Commentary is edited for grammar, punctuation, structure and clarity; news/feature articles are edited for these qualities plus accuracy, attribution and timeliness.
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SUPPORT? YOUR CHOICE
All supporters of the BIPOC Writers Fund can choose their level and frequency of donation, and can choose between staying anonymous and a listing on the TRM website as a BIPOC Writers Fund Supporter.
If you’re a writer seeking to participate in the Writers Fund through a one-time, occasional or regular piece, please reach out to Editor Christine Hawes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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