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DesiFacts Writer's Circle

  • 2022-07-19 2:41 PM
    Message # 12853970

    We started Desifacts to combat the widespread disinformation and misinformation in South Asian American communities, particularly on digital spaces like WhatsApp. We envision Desifacts.org growing into a trusted fact-checking website and resource for our communities. As part of this vision, we're excited to offer paid volunteer positions as part of our Writers' Circle and help fact-check viral misinformation.

    Our volunteer positions:

    • Writers: write articles for Desifacts.org based on specific misinformation claims
    • Translators: translate articles into South Asian languages to increase language accessibility of the website
      • Currently looking for translators for Hindi, Bangla, and Tamil

    Requirements and Details:

    • Attend monthly meetings on current issues and article needs where topics will be discussed and assigned
    • All article topics should relate to issues and mis/disinformation affecting South Asian American communities specifically
    • Volunteers should have a background in journalism or expertise in particular topics such as healthcare
    • Time commitment is flexible and will vary month to month
    • Article Word Count: 300 - 600 Words

    Rates:

    • Writers: $200 Per Article
    • Translators: $100 Per Article

    If you are interested, please contact Aishika Jennela, Program Manager, Misinformation, at aishika@iaimpact.org and send two (2) writing samples. for more information: https://www.desifacts.org/take-action/get-involved

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