Feed Around is a rapidly growing web portal for sharing breaking news from across the globe. We are pleased to announce our scholarship program for students belong to different areas of media studies including journalism, mass communication, social science, humanity, history, international relation, politics, business, technology. Students enrolled in subjects that cover technical skill’s part of print, digital and electronic media, such as, video editing, visual and graphic designing etc are also eligible for the scholarship.
How To Apply?
This is an international scholarship program; therefore, students from any country can participate in. To apply for scholarship student need to submit the form below. Short listed candidates will be asked to submit an article (preferably news article) related to the subject they submitted in the application form below.
Awards And Benefits
Feed Around scholarship is a biannually program and we announce results and reward participants in the month of Jun and Dec each year. We shortlist 10 candidates for every 6 month’s contest and select top 3 from them for scholarship/price of $1000, $750 and $500 respectively. Additionally, their submitted articles are also distributed to our selected partner news and magazines agencies for publishing on different print and/or electronic mediums internationally. Credit for each article is given to the writer by putting his/her name and social profile link below the article.
We also make sure that every short listed candidate gets some benefit from the contest. Therefore, articles submitted by the reaming 7 candidates are also distributed to the same news and magazines agencies. They publish their content and give full credit to the writers, so that writers get international exposure with opportunities for professional connections in future as well.
Please fill the form below and make sure to enter correct information in all “required” fields.
How To Write A Better News Article?
Lets talk about writing better news articles, blog posts and press releases. One thing to remember that there are three basic principles of doing it, be relevant, write powerful headlines and last but not least be original.
What do mean by relevance? It means getting attention by building your articles around the interests, ambitions and challenges of your target audience. A good writer always ask him/herself one basic question i.e. why would anybody read this? Also think about the business results you want to achieve that how does each article you write help you get there.
Headline! Well, as David Ogilvy said, “When you’ve written your headline, you’ve written 80 cents out of your dollar.” That should tell you just how important headlines are. So, if you find good headline hard to write, be pleased with yourself! It shows that you understand how important they are. Your headline has one purpose – to grab the attention of the specific people you really want to read your content. It has to tell them: ‘this article is for you’, ‘you are going to discover something of value’ and ‘this will be a productive use of your time’. See now, why headlines are more than just an afterthought?
And finally, being original: If all your articles offer, is the same information that people can see elsewhere, why would they want to read more of your content? What’s your unique point of view? Understand your target audience and interpret the news in away that’s relevant to them. Yes, that’s a bit more work, but that’s what will bring them back to your content time and again.
So, remember those three basic principles: Be relevant, Write powerful headlines, Be original. You should then get a much better return on the time you invest in your articles.