Announcing the ATS Press Corps
Hello members, it's time to take AboveTopSecret.com to the next level, with our own crew of investigative journalists. Today marks the official
kick-off of the AboveTopSecret.com Press Corps, a unique team of writers, photographers, and videographers from our fertile and superior membership.
Over time, we hope to develop and foster an aggressive team of fact-finders and truth-seekers who go out and find the stories everyone else (in
mainstream media) is ignoring.
How It Works
Press corps members will be issued official, individualized press credentials (which can be confirmed) to identify them as journalist representatives
of AboveTopSecret.com. They will work on stories that cover the topical-areas discussed on ATS, and find their original material through online and
offline sources. These original-to-ATS stories will then be published to a dedicated Press Corps forum for members to read and post replies.
Any member with 500 posts or more, in good standing (no recent issues with staff) can apply to be an ATS journalist in our Press Corps. Also, if
you're a newer member (or don't have 500 posts) with a journalistic background, we'd want to hear from you.
Just be aware that we will need your full legal name and address for the press pass, and to respond to any queries we get confirming your status as a
're Looking For
We're looking to set a new standard for original content on ATS. Not that we don't already have an incredible amount of stunning threads, but this
effort focused on breaking new news on contemporary events, issues, and people. These must be original, independently researched articles where much
of the work involves actual interviews, original photographs, original video, and great writing.
Members of our Press Corps will be defined as independent freelance journalists affiliated with The Above Network, LLC and AboveTopSecret.com. You
will be asked to sign a code-of-conduct statement that promises absolute integrity in your investigations.
It is our sincere hope that we will eventually be able to pay competitive fees for articles from the Press Corp. Until then, all contributing
journalists will equitably share in the advertising revenue generated by the content in the dedicated forum. If the effort becomes a success, we will
transition to a per-article fee system, like any other media source working with freelance contributors.
The Press Pass
And the press pass looks pretty good too...
HOW TO APPLY
If you're interested in participating in this new effort on ATS, simply us our CONTACT
and make sure the subject line is "ATS Press Corps Application"
. Tell us a bit about yourself, where you live, and what topics you
intend as your focus. We'll get back to you with additional details about how to impress us and get what is certain to be the most coveted press pass