How to become a Contributor
Terms and Conditions
NorthStarNews.com welcomes the views and opinions of a wide cross section of interests important to the Black community. Contributors are sought for their expertise, practical experience and the unique perspective they bring to today’s critical issues.
We require your registration to become a contributor. Upon registering we will review your request and, once approved, you will be sent a password that will allow you to upload content directly to the NorthStarNews.com website.
All contributor submissions are subject to review and editing by NorthStarNews.com. We do not censor content but check for factual accuracy and grammar. Submissions must adhere to the NorthStarNews.com editorial guidelines (see below). All written submissions and podcasts become the copyrighted property of NorthStarNews.com.
Video Programming: We are accepting program proposals for features on politics, business, health care, criminal justice and other relevant public policy issues. Program episodes can be in 15 minute or 30 minute blocs. We are also accepting video of special events such as panel discussions, lectures, conference events, community meetings and speeches.
Opinion Article: A written submission of no more than 750 words that focuses on an important topic in the political and public policy spheres or pertaining to a business issue.
Feature Article: A written submission of no more than 1500 words that focuses on a singular subject or current event in politics, public policy or business, or a historical subject, event or incident that is relevant to current circumstances.
Podcast: An audio recording, single submission or in serial format, of no more than five minutes in length on a topic related to Black political participation, economic development, or a public policy issue (e.g. health care, environment, secondary education, poverty)
All written submissions should adhere to the Associated Press style book. A short summary of AP standards is available on the home page under Editorial Guidelines.
Compensation is driven by advertising and the frequency the site’s users view content. NorthStarNews utilizes Google AdSense to generate advertising. Google AdSense delivers ads to the NorthStarNewscom site that is relevant to our audience and our content. Google technology matches the most relevant and highest performing ads to the NorthStarNews.com website. By matching ads that are consistent with NorthStarNews.com editorial focus, Google AdSense increases the likelihood that advertisements will be viewed and contributors will be compensated. NorthStarNews.com contributors receive 40 percent of ad revenue generated from ads placed with their submitted content.