The Planetizen Correspondent Program
The Planetizen Correspondent program has been upgraded to provide greater benefits to participants by taking advantage of Planetizen's wide planning and development audience. The basic model remains the same -- Correspondents submit at least two news stories and summaries per week on topics or geographic regions of special interest to them, for use in the daily Planetizen newswire. Now, however, Correspondents have the ability to gain increasing publicity among Planetizen's diverse readership.
Current Planetizen Correspondents
A growing awareness of the role urban planning and development plays in our communities and quality of life has caused the Planetizen network to expand rapidly with readers from not only across the United States and Canada, but across the globe. Our news coverage has likewise expanded from just 100 sources five years ago, to over 1,000 sources today. Planetizen remains the only human-edited urban planning and development news source that publishes the latest planning news every single day.
Planetizen Correspondents are news contributors who specialize in urban planning-related topics (such as smart growth, transportation, environmentalism, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, economic development, etc.), or who have extensive knowledge about planning issues in a geographic area (country, region, city). They provide the site with invaluable links and summaries to relevant news stories in exchange for increased publicity among the planning and development community. Over time, they may also contribute original content to Planetizen, including Op-Eds, book reviews, event coverage, and more.
Over 15,000 people visit Planetizen every day, a group including professionals and leaders in the fields of urban planning, real estate development, government, architecture, design, journalism, and more, across the United States and around the world. Some of those potentially interested in becoming a Correspondent are looking to advance professionally in one or more of these fields; others have particular planning issues or geographic areas they feel passionate about; as a whole, many may be interested in getting the word out about themselves and/or their ideas to the Planetizen community.
How It Works
After submitting two high quality news stories per week, for at least one month -- with stories including original titles, subheads, and summaries -- Planetizen will enable additional features on your public profile on Planetizen (see for example Irvin Dawid), including:
You will also receive:
The minimum commitment for the Planetizen Correspondent Program will be to submit two stories per week for at least three months, with the benefits outlined above activating after one month of contributions, but deactivating if submissions lapse for two weeks at any time.
How to Apply
There are three steps to apply:
You will receive a personal reply from a member of our editorial staff after we review your news summary, your letter of introduction and your resume.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Planetizen community!