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Seeking Local, Original, Grassroots Journalism in Sudbury -- And We Can Pay For It!

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Seeking Local, Original, Grassroots Journalism in Sudbury -- And We Can Pay For It!

Do you live in northern Ontario? Do you know of important local stories that aren't making the news? Do you like money?

We are the Sudbury working group of The Media Co-op ( and we have some money -- not much, but a little -- that we want to use to pay for original grassroots journalism focused on issues in Sudbury and in northern Ontario more broadly.

If you know of a story in this town that needs to get told but that no-one is telling, we think you should take a crack at telling it yourself.

The first step is to get in touch with us at grassrootssudburymedia[at] Tell us about your story idea and how you think you might cover it. If you're not too sure of that, don't worry, we're happy to discuss it with you and give you a bit of support. Then, once you have the thumbs up from us, track down those sources and write up that story!

Remember, grassroots journalism focuses on stories, voices, and experiences that are usually marginalized or excluded in mainstream news, and prioritizes the interests of those most affected by policies and events. To get a better sense of what we're looking for, check out these guidelines put together by our colleagues at the Halifax Media Co-op:

Also please keep in mind that while we welcome a broad range of content posted to our site directly by you or submitted to our email account, we will only pay for stories that are original, locally-relevant, grassroots journalism, and that have been cleared with us in advance.

Our resources are limited, so we may not be able to give a thumbs up to every query, but we'll do our best. Our priority is supporting new and emerging writers in the Sudbury community -- so if that sounds like you, please drop us a line and let us see your pitch!

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About the Sudbury Working Group

The Sudbury working-group of The Media Co-op was formed to create independent media in the North, to speak to our issues and outlooks on our communities as well as the world around us. Independent media provides an avenue for people who are wishing to gain critical perspective on the issues that matter most to us, and to give a voice to those people and stories that you won't find in the mainstream media.

The Sudbury working-group site is no longer being updated and has been archived.