We’re making it easier than ever for you to pitch your story to the media. Existing news gathering processes can be difficult to navigate for sources and give journalists inbox fatigue, meaning the potentially good stories are lost in a mountain of emails. We think there could be another way.
There's three ways to get involved. At one of the scale we've automated the newsroom to allow you to tip off a journalist with only a single click. On the other, you can get inside access to our newsroom and shape the future of news in Manchester and beyond.
○ Super easy
The first way couldn’t be simpler. Upload a link to pre-existing content – perhaps an event, a blog post, a news article or similar – and we’ll do the rest. It doesn’t take a genius to put 2 + 2 together and we can craft a short story relatively quickly from the information you provide. As OtherWorld beacons can be updated in real-time we wanted to give you an effortless way to tip us off to a potential story.
○ Very easy
It plenty of instances you might have a press release already prepared. Simply upload it via a short form and it’ll find its way to us.
○ More of a say
We know there are lots of you who want to play a role in helping to shape the future of news in Manchester. Whether you’re one of our content partners, a PR or have your ear to the ground in one of our pilot areas, you’re invited to join our open editorial community on Slack.
Joining the Slack group is free and gives you direct access to our newsroom and insight into the editorial decisions it makes. We’re trialing it as an alternative to the unmanageable inboxes of Editors that often mean you struggle to even get a reply. It’s an experiment within an experiment let’s see how it goes!
The submissions page on OtherWorld is now live so get sharing and we hope to see you in our open editorial community on Slack!
Whilst we can’t promise we’ll cover everything submitted we can promise that all suggestions are appreciated and will be given due consideration.