How to pitch an idea, piece, or series for CoLab Radio

If you’re reading this, hopefully it means you’re interested in publishing on CoLab Radio! Here’s a brief guide on how to start a conversation with us about an idea, specific piece, or series.

Framing

The (current) vision for CoLab Radio is that it will be a global platform for the sharing of stories and knowledge about self-determination and economic democracy. In service to that vision, CoLab Radio prioritizes first-person content as well as content that is about:

  • Self-determination (groups of people identifying what they want/need to improve their existence then getting those things)
  • Economic democracy (making the economy work us, not us working for the economy)
  • Reflections on practice and research

Pitching

Know what stage your content is in

Note that we do not current repost content that has appeared in other places. Generally speaking, here are the entry points:

  • You have an idea (anywhere from raw and fresh to specific and detailed), but little to no content
  • You have content that you think might be relevant, but aren’t sure what to do with it
  • You have content and an idea of what you want to do with it

When you submit, it will help you and us if you know where you’re coming in.

And if you’re curious about what formats and content types are possible on CoLab Radio, you can check out a list with examples below. Note that the list is things that have happened in the past. We’re always open to new ideas!


Content Types

At the moment, CoLab Radio lives on a blog, but we’re interested in all types of media. This includes written media as well as:

Photography

Audio

Video

 

Types of posts

Generally, content on CoLab Radio fits into one of the following categories:

Narrative/story

Interviews

Reflections

Resource Sharing

Readings Lists

 

Series Examples

Open calls

Thesis Chronicles

Excess research

Group projects

Story behind the…

 

And, again, we are always open to new ideas. If you have something that “doesn’t fit” into an above category, that’s even better! Don’t hesitate!