Splice Beta resources
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Splice is looking for freelance writers from across Asia as part of our plans to cover the region’s media industry. Our mission is to take the lid off the industry to better understand this region’s nuances, challenges and opportunities. This is what we’re trying to do and what we’ve done so far.
We’re looking for stories that help answer questions such as:
What are the most progressive newsrooms in Asia, or in your market? What are their best practices in audience engagement? What are the new media business models in your country? What are new revenue streams that show promise? Who are the leaders of change in newsrooms? Who are the upcoming young journalists in this space? What are the media startups to watch?
In principle, these stories wouldn’t be out of place in esteemed publications such as Nieman Lab or Digiday. We’re also looking for a casual yet incisive voice, similar to content you’d see on sites like Quartz.
If accepted, we’d be keen to work with you in Google Docs. It’s just easier and faster for us to collaborate. We’re more Docs than Word people. Make sure you give us permissions to edit.
Photos can be sent through a link on Google Drive. Please write the caption and credits.
We follow the AP Style Guide.
We typically pay about US$300 for 600-800 words, including photos where applicable. We’ll discuss this with you in advance. Do not start until we agree on a fee.
When the piece is finalized, email your invoice to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate 30 days as payment terms, and include all bank transfer details. We prefer Transferwise where possible to keep bank charges at a minimum.
Our mission is to drive radical change by supporting bold, forward-looking media startups in Asia. In order to do this, we report on, teach, transform, and fund newsrooms in Asia.
Our newsletters are read by some of the smartest people in global media.
We’re Alan Soon and Rishad Patel, and there’s more about us here.
The Splice Beta Fund is a prototyping grant that helps news and media entrepreneurs in Asia to quickly ideate, launch, test, and iterate products and services for audiences and customers. See our six grantees here!
Splice Lights On is our way of supporting the media community. We are working with Facebook to distribute $5,000 micro-grants in support of small- to mid-sized news orgs and their freelancers in Asia financially affected by Covid-19. See the grantees here.
Splice Low-Res is our virtual community check-in for media startups. Register, watch, sponsor, or stay in the loop here.
We also have a Telegram group. Come say hi.
Our prototyping grant for media entrepreneurs in Asia to test news products for audiences
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