The Nahmias Cipher Report reports breaking news and feature stories from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. TNCR publishes articles on a diverse range of topics including international politics, religion, health, science, art, and human rights. As a forum for social commentary on the human condition, TNCR invites journalists with diverse voices and perspectives to contribute on a formal or informal basis. The TNCR's standard is to report on and raise awareness of the living conditions and situations of people living in remote areas of the world which may be foreign to readers' daily lives and experiences. We strive to present stories which inspire readers to draw new conclusions, while challenging them to explore means by which they can be involved in the 'change they would like to see in the world.' ~ Mahatma Gandhi
In addition to the areas of interest above, articles submitted by contributing journalists which present alternative insight into the roles of women living in countries with emerging economies, as well those in more economically developed nations are encouraged. Emphasis on gender relations, reproductive rights, women’s autonomy, and their right to self-determination are central to our child advocacy efforts. We believe the improvement of the lives of mothers is a necessary foundation for the success of future generations. The Editor-in-Chief writes from the perspective of an insider who has lived overseas in countries which grapple with complex social and religious issues which often prevent females from achieving equality.
We strive to maintain a platform for students pursuing degrees in international affairs and politics, global economic governance, social justice and human rights, to gain exposure writing for an international publication while developing their writing portfolio. We welcome students working on degrees in other disciplines provided they have strong writing skills. We believe that diversity in content, opinion, and style is the key to a successful and engaging site. We actively solicit input and commentary on articles published on TNCR through our Facebook Fan Page.
We welcome the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals and are happy to publish articles they submit which are in keeping with the tenor of the website. We seek long-term partnerships with established writers; however, TNCR has grown significantly over the years using a unique model of student journalists and volunteers who contribute articles because they recognize the value of the exposure afforded by writing for us, and because they are committed to our mission. Our core group of contributing journalists work remotely as unpaid interns.
TNCR has a substantial international presence with over 217,000 Facebook followers and 1.6m shares. We rebranded and launched our new website on March 12, 2016, but the stats for individual writer's articles did not migrate. However, as you can imagine, with 1.6m shares, previous articles written by contributors attracted significant social media attention. Previous interns have gone on to work in their respective fields using their writings on the TNCR as examples of their journalist skills and writing abilities. As Editor-in-Chief I have personally written recommendations for students which have helped a number of them to secure permanent jobs or acceptance in advanced degree programs.
Submission guidelines are outline below. We seek applicants who can generate articles quickly and require minimal editing. Applicants must be self-motivated in identifying, researching, and proposing article ideas, and responsive to feedback, constructive criticism, and easily accessible via email. All work must be original and provide attribution for any references used.
- Word Count: 600 - 1000
- Style: Follow the Associated Press Style Essentials
- Citation: All material that is not original, including photos, must note the source, author, and for all online references, provide a hyperlink to the web address for the material referenced. (Hyperlinked text can be created in Word from the tool bar. Alternatively, include web address in body of article for all sources cited in the article.)
- Submission Formats: Articles can be submitted via email attachment as a Word document. Alternatively, articles can also be submitted via Google Docs as this facilitates real-time editing which will enable us to publish your articles quickly.
- Image Sources: Editors will source photos, but journalists are also encouraged to present images found on Wikimedia Commons or Flickr. We only use photos with attribution or permission, which are royalty free or have some rights reserved.
Kindly review our current TNCR Journalists for guidance on what is expected in your profile. For general questions email your contact information, writing samples or resume if possible, then if accepted as a contributor you will be required to send a two paragraph author bio, a head shot photo (no selfies), and your social media handles (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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