Western Journalism Correspondents have a unique opportunity.
With more than 50,000 daily readers and one million page views a month, WCJ has experienced unprecedented growth. Technorati.com recently named us one of the top 100 political websites in America. If you believe like the great abolitionist Wendell Phillips when he said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”, and you want to write, you may have what it takes to be a Western Journalism correspondent.
Our editors would love the opportunity to consider publishing your work. Our submission process requires a short biography, a brief explanation of your expertise and basic contact information. Please note that spelling and grammar will also be evaluated as part of the article selection process. So get started today and submit your first piece. Please keep your submission between 250 and 1000 words, or we will not consider it for publication.
Western Journalism correspondents choose where, when and what to write about. Write from home, school or wherever inspiration strikes!
Don’t worry if publishing online is new to you. Western Journalism.com provides the training and tools needed to publish and promote articles. Access to our unique platform will help you grow your audience and brand, as well as provide a forum where you can connect with other Western Journalism readers.
Our most successful Western Journalism correspondents also spend time promoting their content to their social and business networks using tools such as Twitter, Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, email lists, message boards and word-of-mouth. If you are unfamiliar with these networking tools, Western Journalism.com provides the resources you need to learn and master online marketing.
We simply request that you keep your topic fresh and relevant, so we suggest 3-4 posts per week to help you build an interested audience. On average, an active and successful Western Journalism correspondent spends 4-6 hours per week writing and publishing content for Western Journalism.com, responding to comments from readers, and marketing. Some Western Journalism correspondents choose to invest more time, even publishing multiple articles per day. The time you spend is truly up to you, but frequent publishing is one major key to the success.
If you are trying to grow traffic on your own blog or website, feel free to include one link to it at the end of each post.
What do you gain as a Western Journalism Correspondent?
Through their contributions, Western Journalism correspondents often gain local, national and international media coverage and have appeared on The Today Show, NPR, E!, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. The exposure that Western Journalism correspondents receive from their articles can lead to numerous career opportunities from full-time jobs to being approached to write for major publications, work on books, and other rewarding projects.
Western Journalism correspondents have access to professional development, including training and support on various topics such as: How to write for the Web, Social Marketing, Photo Editing, Using Web 2.0 Tools, and many others.
Will I be asked to purchase anything or pay a fee?
Never! You may choose to purchase business cards, t-shirts or other official Western Journalism.com items if you desire to do so.