The Concept:

Civic Ideas reports on efforts to solve important but seemingly insoluble public problems in the United States and around the world.  It is a supplement to traditional journalism that covers news events and investigates the uses and abuses of power.

Complex problems, irreconcilable positions and partisan sniping can lead to public cynicism and apathy. Reporting on initiatives to tackle big challenges can inform the public about possible solutions and encourage engagement in solving persistent problems.

Civic Ideas will examine initiatives on a wide range of issues, such as fighting impunity and corruption, advancing gender equality, developing secure and humane migration policies, making foreign aid more effective, reforming elections, and countering climate change.


Guidelines for Contributors:

Civic Ideas publishes reporting and research that fits our concept, as outlined above, and is written in journalistic style. If you are interested in writing for us, please start by sending us a query that describes your story idea and your background. We pay for original work, not published previously.

We are seeking:

Articles of 800 to 1,000 words

Articles of 1,500 to 2,000 words

Photographs, graphics and short videos or podcasts

Please send inquiries to the editor, Barbara Borst: bb53@nyu.edu




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