A guest writer is welcome to present their point of view as long as it can be supported with valid and fact-based arguments. It is important that professionalism and the potential for new knowledge is offered to the reader. Private opinions need to be kept out of articles as far as possible. Polemic and sarcasm should be used very sparingly. A neutral form of wording should be used. E.g. only “good” instead of “very good”.
The Pirate Times is a journalistic medium. This means we report news impartially and in a neutral manner. There are three important journalistic principles for writing articles: they should be interesting, new and relevant.
The majority of our readers are Pirates (or have an interest in Pirate politics). Each article needs to be relevant to our audience as well as international in scope. The finished article should be 150 – 3,000 words. Longer articles should be divided into several parts and discussed with the editorial administrators.
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