Journalist FAQ

Work for ViaNews

What jobs are available and what are the early stage conditions?
At the moment, we look for freelance journalists. Details can be found on our Work with us page.

What are the ViaNews publication editorial guidelines?
Editorial Guidelines.

What are the ViaNews publication editorial guidelines?
Visit our Editorial Team page.

How can I contact ViaNews?
Visit our Contact us page.


What kind of reports are you looking for?
The short answer is everything.
The long answer is we rather having you report about a topic close to your city/country/region and within you area of expertise.
We’re looking for reports that explain a situation with facts, not just report the facts. For instance, it’s better to write a story explaining why the budget for culture is so low in a country, or what are the local businesses doing to tackle a crisis in your city. Worse would be merely reporting about election results or unemployment rate.

I understand that I should aim for stories that have not been covered by the main global English-language media. Is it OK if there is some overlap – say, the theme might be globally known, but my news stories give another angle, for example?
Yes, if you find a fresh perspective on it or entirely new information, that would be perfect too.

Should I pitch news story ideas to your first, or should I just write a news story and send it to you?
In the beginning, you need to tell me what you’ll be writing about. One sentence about it will do.

Do you accept opinion reports?
Yes, we accept opinion reports. We don’t pay for opinion reports, unless you’re a public expert on the issue you’re reporting about.

in the future, if my stories live up to your standards, do you plan to seek a greater number of stories per week?
We’re not looking for numbers, but for well researched and fact-checked reports. This is to become an ongoing project but I can’t give a future estimate on the number of stories needed in such early phase.

About the journalist

Can I get access to the email provided on the author about section of my posted articles?

The email is there for complaints and legal issues only, and you don’t have direct access to it. Any emails sent there, which are not related to complaints and legal issues, will be forward back to you.

Can I repost my ViaNews article in other publications?
All your work published on ViaNews needs to be original. You cannot repost it anywhere else until 60 days have passed from the ViaNews article publish date.