So you want to help build Basics by producing some original content? Great! This is a brief guide to what Basics is looking for in terms of content and style.
Mission statement of Basics CNS: “To provide independent media that encourages meaningful discussion and organization around the issues facing working class communities.”
Basics CNS is part of the committed press: we are openly on the side of the people and against the system that exploits them and the state that oppresses them. We believe that the people need to organize to defend their rights and to build a just society.
Choosing a Story to Cover
As a people’s media organization, what Basics considers newsworthy is different from the elite-controlled media. We want to expose how the people are exploited and oppressed, what they can do about it, and inspire them with the successes of people’s movements at home and around the world.
In our domestic coverage we are especially looking for stories that expose:
For our international coverage we prioritize:
For our cultural content we seek to:
Articles that focus on history should:
Basics is intended for the people and must be accessible to the people. It should also be stimulating, both intellectually and emotionally, and move the people to take action.
Things to avoid:
Things to do:
Basics CNS welcomes commentary, feedback, and debate on our articles and content. We ask that comments be kept on-topic and substantive, and that they contribute to a constructive dialogue.
Comments are moderated. Approval of comments does not imply that Basics CNS endorses their content. Responsibility for comments rests with their authors. Please do not post comments that are oppressive, offensive, or insulting. Basics reserves the right to edit, move, censor, or delete comments as necessary.