Two Row Times is run by people like you – who believe that opinions can change perceptions, who trust that the exchange of ideas and creating awareness by debates in the public sphere is the beginning of a much needed ideological revolution. Everything you read and see on the platform is powered by our path-breaking contributory and participatory journalism ideas.
We want to hear your opinions, your views and your voice – on issues that YOU think are important. This is your space, your platform and your media to be the voice to millions of people around the world.
You can also call us at (519) 900-5535 and record your opinions, report an incident or event, or talk about an issue you are passionate about. You can also email us your contributions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do we publish?
- Opinion/Insight articles: 500 words. Strong explanation of the issue and a concise yet effective delivery of opinions that make the reader think – backed by facts and foresight.
- Analytical/research articles: Under 1500 words. With a wider analysis of the issue, written in an interesting non-academic manner in order to engage the audience throughout the post. Must not be monotonous at any point and must stick to the point.
- Positive and human interest stories: Under 1000 words. Related to a good news, personal perspective, an individual, an initiative or something that makes people relate to the issue at a personal level – a story that connects.
Apart from everything else, make sure your article has the following essentials:
- Headline that makes you want to click: The most effective headlines are the ones that would make your readers want to click on the post and read it. Make them helpfully straightforward, or funny, or borderline disturbingly blunt – but super interesting.
- The Lede of the story: Begin your article with a strong lead. This is the trend setter for your post. Here, you make it or break it. The idea of the lede paragraph is to start the narrative and attract the reader enough to go to the next paragraphs.
- Hit them when it’s right: Use this part of the article for your hard-hitting opinions and facts. This is exactly about what you want to convey to the readers and the opinions you wish to share and form.
- The call-to-action: By now you have defined the context and what matters the most. The idea of this is to get your readers to engage in a conversation about the topic you wrote about. Prompt them to do that, ask them a question that makes them uncomfortable, agitated, or happy enough to make them want to start a conversation.
Two Row Times is an Onkwehonwe news service which publishes the latest news releases from Native American communities.
News releases should:
- Be of national or international interest.
- Be current – no older than 24 hours.
- Be sent as plain text within the body of an email. No faxed releases will be used.
- Be proofread in advance for accuracy. We publish as is.
- Be Internet-friendly. Include the url of your organization and email addresses of your contact.