Contributoria is a new community for the collaboration between journalists and readers.

The platform is open for submissions and the community will choose which of the proposals to fund each month.

Please see the guidance for writers when shaping your proposal for consideration.

Contributoria’s rolling publishing cycle operates in three different modes - planning, production and publication.

  • Writers propose story ideas in month one, and members back stories collectively using points allocated to them from their membership fees. Commissioning options are also available to media organisations to supplement the community’s crowdfunding activities.
  • Then collaborative editing tools help writers work together with their peers in month two to improve the quality of their output.
  • Lastly, final versions of articles produced by the community are published on the Contributoria web site in month three where they will remain free to the public and available for re-use with a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC). Writers whose works get published are paid using the community’s membership funding pool.
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