Verdict — a new media company with a focus on global economics and finance — is looking for interesting views, articles, and research from contributors.
What should I write about?
Broadly we’re interested in macro-economic issues, global finance, and commentary on market-moving company news.
But don’t let that hold you back, if you find it interesting the chances are we will to. The best way to get an idea of the kind of thing we like is to explore the website and check it everyday.
An age old piece of writing advice is to write what you know.
Whether you’re an expert in your particular field or if you just feel you know something that others might be interested then that’s what you should be writing about.
When deciding on a topic consider what would be interesting to your social media network, your workplace, or your professional peer group.
Ideally pieces will be between 500 and 1,000 words, but each story is its own and takes as long as it does to tell. Don’t go mad though, the average person prefers to read pieces that are concisely and simply written.
People also like to read something different. There’s no point in parroting the same view that people have read before: try and come up with a fresh take on a recent event, new data or research, or a company announcement.
Be bold with your views, but don’t attack companies or individuals. And avoid anything that is potentially libellous or defamatory.
There is a narrow but defined line between commenting on a companies’ fortunes and broad trends, and making unfair or unreasonable predictions and forecasts. And if you’re concerned or need something clarified, do get in touch. We can help.
Be careful not to plagiarise or infringe someone else’s copyright and to cite others work when referencing it, ideally with hyperlinks.
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All contributed pieces will be subbed to Verdict’s house style and Verdict retains the right to withhold publication after pieces have been submitted.
Verdict doesn’t pay for these contributions but we hope that the opportunity to get your views out to a wider audience is worth the effort.
One final thing: this is not an advert. We welcome well-reasoned and well-written discussion which may refer to your business or work but must be balanced.
What is the difference between Comment Wires and Research Wires?
These are articles that are word-based and rely less on data. They can be entirely words or they can have mostly words.
Ideally these allow the data to speak for itself with as small use of words as possible. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a chart or graph can be too.