Tired of having no voice? Become a News Fairy!
Las vegas is home to a new online news outlet for and by the LGBT community. We have a citizen journalist format, accepting and publishing all points of view. This is a format which will give a boldly inclusive perspective on the news; local, national and international. The site is a combination of traditional news reporting, blogs, and uploaded video.
Through a partnership with some corporate partners, we have a program which provides us smartphones for use by our “field fairies” in order to capture video reports from anywhere our fairies are. From funny videos of the kinds of things you only see on the strip to instant reports from the bars letting our readers know what club or event is packed when they are looking for a place to go out, this section of the site will be the most viewed by a mile. Fairies have more fun, and then tell about it on our online paper.
This is a serious journalistic site. We have content designed to inform and educate in all traditional news categories; World & U.S., Business, Technology & Gaming, Entertainment, Sports, and Science & Health. Our paper, however, does not marginalize or apologize for the LGBT community. We celebrate it, and put it on the front page. We cover the stories which media outlets owned by straight people shy away from. We love our straight readers, but we write for a LGBT audience, and we are not afraid to bring the unique “attitude” to our reporting that makes us who we are.
We have “sister fairies” reporting in cities across the country, but we have made our base of operations in Las Vegas, and we are ready to take the city by storm. We want the LGBT community here to always have a platform where they have a voice. It is time for the world to see us as we are, take it or leave it, and not as we are portrayed in the mainstream media, however well-intended or sympathetic.
We want you! In conjunction with the Liberty Voice Institute, we offer journalism classes for those who need help with writing in the journalistic style. We have grammar and composition classes to help you with your writing if you need that. We even offer a program which will help you to prepare to take a GED exam. All of these classes are offered free to members of the community as a service, whether or not you want to become a fairy. We want to do more than just talk about making an impact on our community. We would like to share our vision for doing that with you.
We have very few paid positions at the moment, but for those who volunteer as fairies, you will have the opportunity to have your work published in a national publication. Some will receive an iPhone or a similar device for field reporting, based on the quality of reports you provide and the number of views you are able to bring to the site with your content. For those of you who graduate from our journalism classes, you will also have the chance to receive a contract as a freelance journalist with one of our sister sites which do offer compensation for articles in addition to your work on newsfairies.com. As the site grows, there will be a great deal of opportunity for those dedicated fairies who help us build and grow the site to move into paid positions here. Even if you are not a writer, we are looking for social media specialists, marketing specialists, designers, and administrative assistance. The sky is the limit. We are just getting started. The model we build here will be repeated across the nation in cities from coast to coast. This ship is sailing. All aboard!
For more information on this site and the opportunities we have, contact the Editor-in-Chief at email@example.com