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Creating a media revolution with the help of civic journalists

Since the turn of the century, the global press landscape has become more democratic, revolutionizing the media world and breaking away from old structures in the process. An Internet connection and your own blog are all you need to publish diligently researched journalistic articles for the general public to see. Established news publishers and journalism associations have mixed feelings about these developments but are powerless against this trend, which creates a promising source of revenue for full-time and part-time professionals with no prior journalism experience.

Various media outlets are already taking advantage of this development and are benefiting from the dedication shown by so-called civic journalists. Since no journalist is omnipresent or can predict certain events, media organizations are relying on high-quality articles and images that are created on location and guarantee journalistic diversity. More and more newspapers and magazines are therefore getting content from civic journalists in addition to their own journalistic staff, and the individual income of these contributors is nothing to sneeze at.

Every day, hundreds of stories and photographs are created by civic journalists and adapted for television, newspapers and online portals in America and other countries. High-quality photos may sell for three- or even four-figure amounts, e.g. if publishing houses are buying them exclusively from civic journalists. Established journalists may brush off this new form of journalistic work as inferior, but it doubtlessly creates a new niche in the world of modern media and helps motivated and conscientious journalists earn a living.

Working as a civic journalist for USPA and earning guaranteed royalties

For years, USPA has been supporting professional journalists and people with non-traditional backgrounds as well as newcomers to the world of photo and text publication. These civic journalists, too, may take advantage of the numerous benefits we offer through our online platform. In addition to receiving an internationally acknowledged press pass as well as various ancillary, free services, you may quickly find out which newspapers welcome high-quality content provided by their readers and freelance journalists by logging into our website. You must only look at our references to find out which journalists and editorial offices have placed their trust in USPA, and who takes advantage of our diverse knowledge and the transparency of our work.

USPA is one of the largest independent press agencies in the world and is active in all areas of modern media. As a member of many renowned organizations, we have become known for quality and reliable editorial work in the areas of print, broadcast and online media. When it comes to issuing press passes, we break away from the common standard of granting such IDs only to members of a journalism association. We do not require you to be a member of any association. Instead, you are affiliated directly with our press agency, which provides your press pass and any other special concessions. No matter what the event, organizers these days rarely pay much attention to the association you are with and are happy about any publicity they can get. A USPA press pass guarantees you will be treated with respect around the globe. Furthermore, we offer numerous ancillary services such as our editorial marketing platform, special concessions through media discounts, letters of accreditation from the editorial office, as well as comprehensive, around-the-clock consultation services. Flat and streamlined management structures guarantee low-cost operations for both you and us, which is reflected in our attractive membership conditions that include the press pass.

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