Introducing the PLANetizen Correspondent Program
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 two years ago, to over 900 sources today. PLANetizen remains the only human-edited urban planning and development news source that publishes the latest planning news every single day.
In response to this rapidly-growing demand for urban planning and development news from across the globe, we are pleased to introduce the PLANetizen Correspondent Program.
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).
PLANetizen Correspondents gain experience and keep on top of the changing landscape of theories, policies and practice, and receive recognition on the PLANetizen website for their service to the online urban planning and development community. If you think you may be interested in applying to become a PLANetizen Correspondent, please review the program's description and benefits.
PLANetizen Correspondents collect and summarize urban planning and development-related news. Correspondents will generally commit to submitting at least three news summaries a week, for a minimum of six months. The program is highly selective; only those who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered. Correspondents are PLANetizen volunteers and are not monetarily compensated, but receive a variety of non-monetary benefits.
How to Apply:
There are three steps to apply:
1. Review the format of the existing news summaries on the PLANetizen website. Identify a recent (last 2-3 days) interesting urban planning or development article that has not yet been published, and summarize it for publication on PLANetizen using this form: http://www.planetizen.com/news/submit.php
2. Prepare a brief letter of introduction explaining why you are interested in the PLANetizen Correspondent program, and your background in planning and development. Please be sure to mention the title of the article you submitted in Step 1.
3. Email your letter of introduction and your resume to [email protected].
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!
Related Link: PLANetizen - The Planning & Development Network
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Posted November 19, 2003
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