Lincoln people are being given a chance to help shape the news agenda and become the published voice of a regular column on the city’s favourite local website.
The Lincolnite is opening applications to aspiring column writers, professionals, volunteers, researchers and local people with a story to tell.
Associate Editor Emily Norton said: “Our work at The Lincolnite helps people to navigate information and life in the busy city. It’s become a regular feature in the daily routines of many local people, and we want to expand on this by opening up opportunities for local people to become more involved in their unique independent news service.
“Our readers often get in touch with their thoughts on what they want to see in their news feeds, and this will be a chance for Lincolnites to take ownership in the city’s digital community.
“Whether it’s a local topic the writer is is passionate about sharing, updates on a community project or a series of pieces following a theme, like ‘good news’, the only requirement is that columns are run with Lincoln at the core.
“It could also be a great chance for aspiring writers and journalists to see their byline on their first published piece.”
To apply, people can email [email protected] with a 200 word pitch about their column series idea, along with a short 50 word bio about themselves.
Columns should be in first person, casually written and representative of the author’s personal views and opinions.
The columns series will be the latest initiative in a mission to bring the local community into the city’s digital conversation.
Last year, The Lincolnite’s @lovelincolnite Instagram account was handed over to a team of local curators. The collaboration helped grow the feed of city photography, lifestyle and iconic attractions to an audience of more than 12,000 followers.
Anyone with an interest in the Instagram project of Community Voices columns can email us. The news team will be at hand to answer any questions.