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FlockU sports college contributors

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by AndrewJAlbert01, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. AndrewJAlbert01

    AndrewJAlbert01 New Member

    Hello all,

    This is a call to all college sports journalists (hopefully you're checking this site). FlockU is a start-up website for college students, written by college students. The sports section just launched Sunday, and we are looking for regular contributors.

    It's not traditional sports coverage, and we have a specific voice. We cover all sports at all levels, and you decide what you write. We pay $50 per article that we run. Pretty sweet deal to make some money while in school.

    If you're interested, or have any questions, send an e-mail to aalbert@flocku.com.
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Active Member

    1. I'm apparently way too old to write on this site
    2. Who'd want to write about sports when you can write about scoring in other ways on this site?
    3. That's all I have to say about that
  3. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    4. It's not April 1 yet.
    TexasVet likes this.
  4. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    Sweet deal, brah.

    How can your publication have a "specific voice" while allowing writers to "decide what (they) write"?

  5. SportyGirl

    SportyGirl New Member

    Sounds like hot mess.
  6. Sports Guy

    Sports Guy Member

  7. eddie.johnson

    eddie.johnson New Member

    Wait, I can combine my passions for sports and anonymous college sex? Sign me up.
  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Is there at least beer money to be had out of this enterprise?
  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Don't quit your day job.
    If I had $1 for every one of these super-neat-o, awesome start-ups that so generously offer writers the chance to "build their brand" and "get exposure" but offer nothing in real compensation, I'd have the funds to start my own journalistic Ponzi scheme.
    HanSenSE likes this.
  10. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Fifty a story actually isn't terrible, but I'm skeptical of a site that's going to age out of its target audience and work force within a few years.
    Batman likes this.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I'm generally leery of most web sites for a variety of reasons, but as Jake said $50 a story isn't bad, especially if you're just writing columns or takes and not actually doing any legwork.
    Most of these sites offer $0 a story.
  12. Sam_Eith

    Sam_Eith New Member

    Update: They already changed the payscale here from $50 per story to "page view based". Sad
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