Blog Guidelines

  • Your post must be your content. Original and republished articles are accepted BUT must be written by you. If there is a co-author, you must send us the co-author written consent to re-publish on our blog. If you want an already published article to be republished to our blog, you’ll need to email us with a link to the original post and provide us with confirmation that the original author(s) of the blog post has signed off on their post being reposted to our site. Please note that we do not repost every article that is submitted to us.

  • Minimum length is 1,000 words for decent depth and detail.

  • Your post must be useful to the readers of this blog. Review our mission and guidelines. 

  • Your post must be grammatically correct and well-written.

  • Your post should be written in a professional, conversational voice/tone that is approachable.

  • Your post must not include affiliate marketing-related links.

  • Accompanying image is optional (we’ll include one if you don’t). If you wish to provide an image to go with your blog post, it should be attributed (provide image source URL), at least 200×200 pixels, JPG or PNG format. If you submit a stock photo, please ensure it’s royalty-free and able to be shared and modified for marketing/commercial purposes.

What kind of content will IPCC accept?

The vision of the International Press Club of Chicago (better known as IPPC) blog “highlights the unbiased observations and knowledge of world press, public affairs, and academic communities.”

This blog is designed to be a global resource for press and media professionals worldwide. IPCC welcomes any content that is useful for building better, stronger understanding of events that are occurring around the world. To foster greater collaboration and knowledge sharing. with preference given to practical advice that readers can use immediately. Click on our category links to get a better sense of the different types of topics your blog post could focus on.

 

  • Global Journalism

  • Global Media

  • Local Topics (focusing on events with a strictly local impact) 

  • Photojournalism

  • Travel

  • Personal Perspective

What kind of content will IPCC accept?

  • Have you written and published articles on a world press, public affairs, or global media-related topic? If yes, then you are exactly who we are looking for! We only accept content by professionals and academics from one or all of the aforementioned fields and who have a track record of quality published articles.

  • If you have published work that relates to world press, public affairs, or global media-related topics, please send at least 2 examples of your work in your initial email to us. If you have not written on a world press, public affairs, or global media-related topic before but can write a relevant, informed, and/or well-researched blog post, please send over a link to your LinkedIn profile and your resume/CV, so we can ensure you have experience in the field i.e. you work/have worked and/or studied extensively in one, if not all of the related fields.

  • No articles pitching for marketing/PR purposes will be accepted.

Common sense guidelines

  • Use short paragraphs, subheadings, and/or bullet lists to break up your article.

  • Proofread your article before submitting it to us. Make sure to check your spelling and grammar. 

  • Attribute any quoted/paraphrased info with links to the sources within the text.

Author bio guidelines

  • Recommended length is 50-75 words (2-3 sentences).

  • You can include 2-3 links in the author bio.

  • Include at least 1 link to your professional social media account. 

  • Include a clear, closeup headshot of yourself, at least 100×100 pixels, JPG or PNG format.

  • Subscribe to the website newsletter here: https://www.ipcc.us/contact and become a website member. Create and complete your profile here: https://www.ipcc.us/create_profile

  • Include a preferred professional title to be displayed with your name i.e., “John  Smith, Programs Manager, Your Company”. If you don’t want to include a title, let us know, and only your name will appear in the blog post and in your author profile.

Submission guidelines

  • Email your blog post to webmaster@ipcc.us with “Guest Post Blog Submission” in the subject line. Please send us the blog post as an editable Google Doc link. If you’re unable to share a Google Doc link, you can send us a Microsoft .doc attachment, but do know that we may need to reformat it as a Google Doc file for easier back-and-forth editing. You can also email us with blog post ideas/potential titles if you want to be certain the topic you want to write on is suitable for our blog and is relevant and timely enough for publication.

  • It may take up to two weeks before we respond to you. Even if we choose not to publish your blog post, you will get a response, explaining the reason.

  • If we publish your blog post, IPCC has full rights to the content, including but not limited to edit, mix, duplicate, use, or re-use it in whole or in part as it so chooses. You will be tagged on social media whenever your article is shared on IPCC social media channels.

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  • All articles will be published in English with the website translator set for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Portuguese.