Latitude News Wants You
Latitude News, a startup based out of Cambridge Massachusetts, is looking for contributors to report on local US stories with a global perspective.
Founded by Maria Balinska, former BBC World Current Affairs Editor, Latitude believes “international isn’t ‘foreign’ anymore”.
As John Dyer, one of the publication’s editors, puts it:
We focus on topics that have US-foreign connections. Think how Chinese car buyers are key to Detroit’s recovery; how American missionaries are influencing family planning in Africa; how American and Norwegian fishermen are coping quite differently with their declining industries.
We want ground truth from the Deccan, the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Parisian cafes. We need journalists who can explain why a foreign story might be important for an American audience. We’re also interested in writers who might want to focus on international religion, science or similar specific topics.
Latitude is paying $360 for 800 word pieces with additional payment for audio and photographs.
Inquiries and pitches can be sent to John Dyer at john [at] latitudenews [dot] com.