WHAT SHOULD YOU COVER?
As a writer, you are a crucial part of the The Borgen Project’s success.
The articles published by The Borgen Project Blog and BORGEN Magazine shape the messaging of the organization, and create a lasting impact on the public’s perception of global poverty.
This page will guide you through selecting article topics that will engage readers and bring attention to global poverty in an innovative way.
At The Borgen Project, we focus on highlighting the positive. Your articles are an opportunity to discuss what’s right in the world, rather than simply focusing on what’s wrong.
Many news outlets insist on portraying impoverished nations, communities and people as helpless (think stereotypical images of starving children and women carrying water). But, that’s not what we do. At The Borgen Project, we are devoted to solving global poverty, and we want to communicate to our readers that these problems can be solved.
We know that the best argument for foreign aid is presenting proof of its past successes. Therefore, in addition to presenting an accurate representation of the conditions at hand, our articles must contain solutions that highlight the progress being made.
Once you’ve come up with your creative topic, it is crucial to introduce it with a headline that will attract the attention deserved.