Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is crowdpondent.com?

We are a digital media platform that seeks to crowdsource journalism. Rather than relying on the rigid channels of traditional media outlets, Crowdpondent opens up journalism to everyone and facilitates the publication of diverse, independent and localised accounts of news stories and other content.

2. Who is a 'crowdpondent'?

A ‘crowdpondent’ is a person who creates up to date content in a professional manner.

3. Who can write and publish on the website?

Anyone can submit an article on our website. We only ask you for it to be original and truthful. The rest is up to you.

4. Why 250-300 words?

We want all our articles to be concise and coherent. We want sharp writing. Most ideas can be easily condensed to this word count. More importantly, people aren’t always able to dedicate much time to reading. This way they will only need to spend two minutes per article. They will be more likely to finish the article and still have the time to read others.

5. What is Crowdpondent College?

A core underpinning of Crowdpondent is the idea that anyone with a smartphone, or even without, can become a journalist. However, this is a duty that carries a great deal of responsibility. And although we wanted to create a platform open to everyone, the content still needs to be great and reliable journalism. So how will we ensure quality while also retaining openness? Crowdpondent CollegeCurrently, our educational institution has three main components. Firstly, aside from our extensive written guides, we are producing a series of informative yet concise video tutorials. These cover all aspects of the journalistic process and teach writers how to achieve the standard of content we are after. This is secondly in tandem with rigorous and personalised feedback from our Crowdpondent Support team. And lastly, we have a fantastic and international community of writers who share tips and advice.

6. How can I maximise my audience?

Beside from writing high quality content there are few more things to look for:

  • The pictures you use in your articles play an important role in how many views your article receives, please refer to the guideline for more information.
  • Asking your readers to rate and share your work
  • Use appropriate Tags
  • Use the guide to increase the quality of your articles

7. Why do I need a Telegram account to write?

There are several reasons we want all our writers to use Telegram. This is not part of a lucrative sponsorship deal, sadly, but primarily, it is the fastest and easiest way to communicate. On top of being efficient and secure, Telegram means we don’t need to worry about cluttering up anyone’s inboxes – including our own.

8. How do I report spam?

We encourage you to always block any spammers you find. You can block the spammers by clicking on the report button in an article.

9. Why is my account suspended?

An account can be suspended for violations of CP Terms & Conditions, or spam investigations. You can read more about this here.

10. Where can I find out more information about CP Terms & Conditions?

11. How do I submit a complaint about copyright, impersonation, trademark, or other violations of CP Terms & Conditions?

Review CP Terms & Conditions section to find out what constitutes a violation, and write to us an email at enquiry@crowdpondent.com