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Pocket News is to bring accurate news with ideas and innovations. We offer a new outlet for high-quality Journalism, Photojournalism and Broadcast Journalism that is ambitious, revelatory and agenda-setting.  In contributing to Pocket News you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use, and to license third party content platform providers to publish and use, the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide.

This may include the use of your photos or videos on Pocket News, Pocket News TV, Radiant Inspire and Content Partners. At no time should you infringe any laws in obtaining the images or sending them to us for publication.

Contributions must be clearly written, factually accurate and have a compelling argument. Please conform to the following checklist of requirements for all articles:

Image: If you have images that you would like to be included in your submission, please ensure they are of a reasonable quality and provide the details and the source of the image. You must have the rights to use any photos you provide.  In contributing these images, you warrant that you are the copyright holder or have the permission of the copyright holder to send us the images and to use them as described above, that you have permission of anyone appearing or performing in the material, including from the parent or guardian of anyone under the age of 18, and that you are not infringing any person’s rights by submitting the material to Pocket News on the terms set out above.

Copyrights Information: You still own the copyright to everything you contribute to Pocket News. If your photo(s) and/or video is accepted, we will endeavour to give you credit on publication, should you require it and where it is practical to do so. Pocket News reserves the right to determine what photos and video will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments. Please ensure you keep your own copies of any material that you submit as the ABC may not archive, store or back-up such material nor continue to make the material accessible online.

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Submission: In all submission, contributors should be mindful that Research News publishes items that are newsworthy and of professional interest to the research industry. Contributors should avoid promoting individual companies or services either in articles, photographs and graphics. Articles for submission must be previously unpublished in English and well-written.Drafts are not acceptable.

Acceptable File Types: Please submit your articles in Microsoft Word (.docx), Apple Page (.pages), Rich Text Format (RTF) or Text (.txt).Files must have the three-letter file extension identifying the file type (i.e. .rtf, .wpd, .doc), whether submitted from a Windows or Macintosh computer. PDF files are not acceptable. For Images should be in .JPEG or .JPG or PNG or .TIFF format. 

Sources: Any quotes must be attributed and assertions of fact must have either a link or, if the source is offline, a clear reference so that we can check it. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission for the use of any copyrighted material, including images, sound, and video files. 

Articles: We prefer submissions of between 600 – 1000 words or less in length. The best opinion pieces are impassioned and provocative. Some can be witty and stylish, others a little cheeky. But if they are to be persuasive, they must be based on verifiable facts.

About Your Self: Please provide a short biography, 100-200 words in length. Include Twitter and/or blog details if you wish. Please also provide a passport image in a high-resolution jpeg. 

Note: Pocket News does not take responsibility for the opinions or facts presented by non-staff writers. Pocket News reserves the right to edit submitted content.

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