The Contemporary is a public affairs community that unifies the voices of undergraduate thought leaders. Our goal is to foster political engagement among millennials and create a sustainable media infrastructure to support it. We hope to empower collegiate journalists to report on the intersection between important local and national issues near and on campus. Learn more about us here. To continue our progress toward this goal, we plan to compensate student journalists at a base rate of $60 per article with bonuses for every 100 views on our website.
If you are interested in reporting for The Contemporary, please fill out this form.
The Contemporary publishes outstanding journalistic pieces that are well reported, creative, and concise. We seek writers with interests in a variety of public affairs topics to pitch their story ideas to our editorial team. The ideal article combines strong reporting on a local issue that may also be important on the national level. Although it should be timely, the story should also have a perspective focused on broader themes and trends. Such articles can take many forms; our editorial team is open to any and all ideas submitted by student journalists. However, we are most interested in creative journalistic reports or opinion pieces that break news.