Sentient Media Is Accepting Pitches/ How To Submit (Pay: $300)

Feb 24, 2024by Kelechi Okoro0

Sentient Media is a non-profit news outlet dedicated to publishing stories and solutions for a changing world, with a primary focus on factory farms and their broader impacts on food, climate, health, politics, and more.


They are committed to delivering original reporting and insightful analysis within their defined verticals: food and farming, science, climate, health, and policy.

 

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Submission Guidelines For Sentient Media

  • Submissions should align with at least one of Sentient Media’s verticals: food and farming, science, climate, health, or policy.
  • Successful pitches should offer new investigations, facts, or research that contribute to the ongoing dialogue on factory farming and related issues.
  • The editorial team prioritizes big-picture features, local reporting, and stories that connect to broader conversations about the impacts of factory farming.
  • Sentient Media seeks submissions that uphold their commitment to animal sensitivity, ensuring the inclusion of the experiences and well-being of animals in reporting and analysis.
  • They don’t want traditional op-eds and personal essays.
  • Stories or essays are acceptable so long as it is not primarily focused on debates within the vegan or animal rights community.


What They Want

  • Original reporting highlighting new investigations, facts, or research related to factory farming and its impacts.
  • Big-picture features and local reporting that contribute to broader conversations about the consequences of factory farming.
  • Stories that explore the experiences and well-being of animals, including studies on animal intelligence and perception.
  • Investigations that hold the meat and dairy industries accountable.
  • Reporting on U.S. policy developments related to animals, both farm animals and wildlife.


How to Submit

  • Writers should email their pitches to managing editor Jenny Splitter at [email protected].
  • Pitches should include a short paragraph outlining the story’s main takeaway and significance, 3-5 bullet points summarizing key points, sources including interviews, research, and evidence, and links to previously published work if applicable.
  • For further information and resources for journalists, visit Sentient Media’s website or contact the editorial team via email.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Please note that Sentient Media is a non-profit organization relying on reader support, and your contributions help fund independent journalism on pressing issues.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Writers should have a strong understanding of the issues surrounding factory farming and related topics.
  • Submissions must align with Sentient Media’s mission and focus areas.
  • Previous experience in journalism or related fields is preferred but not mandatory.


Author Rights


Authors retain the rights to their work, granting Sentient Media the right to publish it on their platform.

Sentient Media may use the piece for promotional purposes and authorize reproductions for educational or informative use.


Pay Rates


Rates start at $300 per story and may vary based on the scope, complexity, and experience of the journalist.

Higher rates are offered for experienced journalists and stories requiring significant reporting or research. 

More questions? Please visit their website or social media page.

 

 

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