You can submit your story ideas through the following form. IRW staff will review all submissions and select at least three ideas that will receive:1) A stipend to pursue the story. IRW will provide financial stipends for each pitch that is selected. The total stipend is negotiable based on the amount of reporting and research required.2) Editorial support for your story. IRW editors will edit selected story proposals and offer coaching during the reporting process. 3) Publishing and promotion through IRW. Selected stories will be published on investigativereportingworkshop.org. If you already work for a newsroom, we are happy to co-publish.
Criteria for story pitches:1) Our core requirement is that you use The Accountability Project in some way to inform your reporting. Pitches will be weighed based on how you plan to use our site.2) We're accepting a wide range of pitches and are agnostic about the topic. Ideally, your story would have an accountability angle and seek to uncover an abuse of power, conflict of interest, or injustice of some kind. 3) We prefer stories with a text component, but welcome multimedia story pitches as well.
For more details, visit our full call for pitches: https://publicaccountability.org/about/pitch-us