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We believe DNTV Digital needs to be a space for people from Delaware communities to tell their own stories from their own perspectives.

DNTV Digital endeavors to share stories that challenge dominant narratives, bring context and nuance to complex issues, and support and uplift communities in need. Independent, ethical journalism helps citizens understand society’s problems and develop meaningful solutions.

Investigative reporting is critical to increasing public awareness and engagement, and provides a much-needed platform for voices that are under-represented in traditional media. There is a desperate need to tell these stories as traditional models of support for journalism are in decline and as a result, voices are going unheard and issues going under-reported as traditional media struggles to survive.

Support for community-based journalism brings important issues to light in a way that creates dialogue and real change. Our mission is to investigate and report on important issues impacting our local communities, give voice to the under-represented, and increase public awareness and engagement around these issues.

Your support for community-based journalism helps bring important issues to light in a way that creates powerful community dialogue and a deeper understanding of the challenges we face. Our reporters investigate and report on important issues impacting our communities, give a voice to the under-represented, and increase public awareness and engagement around these issues.

You can help us bring these stories to life in front of thousands, if not millions, of readers. We look for stories featuring communities who have historically been oppressed in society and kept out of mainstream media, such as people of color, LGBTQIA, immigrant, indigenous, refugee, youth, differently-abled, feminist/womanist, ex-offender and low-income communities. There is room on our platform for mission–friendly work that comes from allies to community voices—and we welcome that. But such work needs to forward the conversation beyond the realities communities deal with every day.

Community Voices Contributors are local, aspiring journalists, thought-leaders, and business owners that want to leverage their reputation to build their resume and clout in their respective industries. Contributors are able to add “published in DNTV Digital ” to their resume, which can help them land other gigs later on.

Contributors are not compensated and stories published at DNTV Digital are considered a contribution to DNTV Digital.

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COMMUNITY VOICES MEDIA KIT

Support Local Journalism

Over the past few years, there has been a stark decline in newspaper advertising revenues, causing major budget losses and ultimately staff layoffs in the DELMARVA region. Rather than relying on campaign literature or word of mouth, citizen journalists have the power to fill the information gap in a responsible non-partisan way, to prevent vital news from slipping through the cracks.

Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is Power. Community Voices is “Citizen Journalism,” which is making sure people know what is happening in their community and how they can take constructive action. Citizen Journalism is about creating or writing the news and helping get the word out on issues that are important to the community.

How It Works

Approved contributors pitches stories to our Community Voices editor at least three times a month for publishing considerations. If the content is a good fit for Community Voices and doesn’t violate our guidelines, the content will be published on the Community Voices section at dntv.com.

There is room on our platform for mission–friendly work that comes from allies to community voices—and we welcome that. But such work needs to forward the conversation beyond the realities communities deal with every day.

Community Voices Benefits

Join us today and become a member of Community Voices so that important issues impacting our communities can be told by a voice in the community. Here are the benefits as a member of Community Voices:

• As a Community Voices, you’ll be able to have your own profile/account page and your own bio that will be posted at the end of each article you submit and is approved for publishing. If there is a co-author, they will get a byline with your story.

• Community Voices Contributors can add “published in DNTV Digital ” to their resume, which can help them land other gigs later on. Contributors are not compensated, and stories published at Delaware Newsline are considered a contribution to DNTV Digital.

• You’ll have an opportunity to meet other Community Voices contributors at an annual awards ceremony.

Community Voices Guidelines

As per the terms and conditions for Community Voices, participating in Community Voices does not require you to contribute. However, we ask that you try to contribute at least 2-3 articles per 30 days for publication consideration. For content to be published on the Community Voices platform, it must meet the established Community Voices criteria:

1. Content should be interesting and compelling.

2. Content should avoid making boastful claims or casting dispersions on other businesses and organizations.

3. Community Voices shall not be a hub for sales pitches, press releases and classifieds.

COMMUNITY VOICES | ETHICS

We follow the ethics guidelines from the Society of Professional Journalists and you should too and although you are contributing content as a citizen journalist, you are expected to comply by these ethical standards which is posted here and updated from time to time. In addition to the ethics guidelines, while working on content you plan on submitting to DNTV Digital you must also follow the DNTV Digital Ethical standards while working on stories you plan to pitch or submit to DNTV Digital.

Pitch Your Story

There is room on our platform for mission–friendly work that comes from allies to community voices—and we welcome that. But such work needs to forward the conversation beyond the realities communities deal with every day. Contact an editor today by submitting this form so that you can help bring these stories to life in front of thousands of readers.

1. Contact the managing editor for this section – ideally by email – and briefly outline your idea.

2. The managing editor may offer to “take a look” at your proposed contribution. This means that you are invited to submit it speculatively.

3. Please do not send pictures or artwork unless we request them. We do not accept responsibility for loss of unsolicited prints, transparencies, etc.

4. Contributions should be sent to us electronically. Other methods are possible – but only in exceptional circumstances.

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