The Yuva Reporter Program by NEWJ is a platform for youngsters who are passionate about creative storytelling, video production and citizen journalism. We are looking for mobile-obsessed millennials who can cover stories that are unheard of, stories from the grassroots and emerging towns and cities.
Applications closed on 31st December 2019, and the first batch of NEWJ Yuva Reporter Program begins from 15th January 2020.
“My experience with NEWJ has been very good. NEWJ broadcasts different types of news which are enlightening as well as garner public interest. It is a new experiment beyond routine news.”
“A lot of things to learn and even more to explore on daily basis! You get to interact with a lot of people which increases you confidence and polishes your personality. Overall, an amazing experience with NEWJ!”
“NEWJ is a great online news platform. News which impacts the society, which is rarely seen nowadays, is covered at NEWJ. Working with NEWJ made me realise that ethics in journalism continues to exist.”
“My experience with NEWJ has been very good. The best aspect is that it is a vibrant media platform where featured stories are given a new look and are presented in a different way. Thanks To NEWJ!”
NEWJ Yuva Reporters are upcoming video journalists and storytellers spread across India. As NEWJ’s Yuva Reporter, you are responsible for documenting relevant stories from the grassroots and bring forth stories that touch people from all walks of life.
NEWJ reserves the copyright and ownership of the material submitted with credits given to the creator/producer of the video. Every video must be an original piece of work and cannot include any copyrighted content.
Preferably yes, since the Yuva Reporter will be credited for the produced story. However, if the reporter wants to go by a pen-name, that is acceptable too.
Yes. For every approved story, you will earn a stipend between Rs. 500 to Rs. 5000, depending on the quality of production.
No, it is advisable not to share your work before NEWJ publishes the approved story. Upon publishing, reporters can share their stories from NEWJ’s social media pages.
Deadlines depend upon the timeliness of the story. Mostly breaking and hard news have a short shelf life. In the case of stories related to politics or crime deadlines are to be considered. However, a lot of pieces are not time-sensitive and deal with an issue rather than a specific event. For instance, Lifestyle, Travel and Human-interest stories are not necessarily time-sensitive.
All travel expenses shall be borne by the reporters only.
NEWJ Yuva Reporter stories will be shared on NEWJ’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube handles.
Yes. On completion of 3 months as Yuva Reporter.