How to Pitch Nexus Media News

Thank you for your interest in pitching Nexus Media News! 

Nexus Media News is an editorially independent, nonprofit news service covering stories about climate change. 

We’re always looking for smart, original contributions on how communities across the country are responding to the climate crisis — especially solutions-oriented stories that center frontline and BIPOC communities.

Our publishing model involves creating top-quality writing that is republished among our network of publishing partners. To that end, if you think your story would be a good fit for any of our partners (including the Guardian, Fast Company, Mother Jones, the Nation, Popular Science, Teen Vogue and Discover) or any other outlet, please indicate that in your pitch.

We’re commissioning reported features of 1,000-1,200 words as well as short profiles of climate leaders and innovators. Email your pitch to Danielle Renwick at [email protected]. Include “pitch” in the subject line. 

A successful pitch should include: 

  • A suggested headline;
  • The nut graf; and
  • 2-3 interviewees you might include in the story. 

It should also answer the following questions: 

  • Why should readers care about this story? 
  • Why should we publish this now?
  • How does the story build on what’s already been covered?

Rates start at $500.

Here are a few examples of the kind of work we’re looking for:

Republication guidelines

About the tracking pixel

When you paste this story into your backend, you will find a snippet of javascript at the bottom that looks like the code below. This is the tracking pixel. It is a commonly used tool that will allow us to measure the reach of our work. If you prefer to copy the tracking pixel separately, here it is:

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      src += '&t=pageview';
      src += '&dl=' + encodeURIComponent('');
      src += '&dt=' + encodeURIComponent('How to Pitch Nexus Media News');
      src += '&dr=' + encodeURIComponent(window.location.href);
      img.src = src;
      img.width = 1;
      img.height = 1;
      img.setAttribute('style', 'display: none;');
      img.setAttribute('aria', 'hidden');
      img.setAttribute('role', 'presentation');
      img.alt	= '';


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