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Millions of people, 200 countries, a totally new media experience

Membership Benefits

Digital Journal invites you to take part in the news. Your voice and opinion matter, and along with others you will play a big part in the team here.
We believe having many voices from all over the world sheds light on issues in new ways. Seeing new perspectives is important, and having a place to discuss and debate what is happening around you and sharing with your friends and family makes for a pretty awesome media experience.
We blend the right tools, with the right content, with really great people like you to offer a totally different media experience.
So let’s jump in and get started by clicking one of the links here. Bookmark this page as your official landing zone and check back for links and how-tos. If at any time you want to talk to someone, drop us a line and one of our Digital Journal staffers will gladly get back to you.
You can also find a help group here, and some helpful how-to blog posts here.
Welcome to Digital Journal!
Start out by joining us on Facebook and Twitter!
Share your favourite videos from YouTube, Brightcove or other video sites with readers all over the world.
Be it news, photos or videos, keep track of your discussion, subscribe to comment threads and have your say.
You can do everything listed above for fun, but also get paid to report news as a Digital Journalist! Application required, click for details.



Leaderboard
1,480 points
1
avatar   Tim Sandle
1,268 points
2
avatar   Karen Graham
1,155 points
3
avatar   Markos Papadatos
851 points
4
avatar   James Walker
737 points
5
avatar   Marcus Hondro
723 points
6
avatar   Brian Booker
655 points
7
avatar   Steve K
564 points
8
avatar   Ken Hanly
534 points
9
avatar   Megan Hamilton
336 points
10
avatar   Larry Seely
Achievements
Top Photographer
Ocean
Micki
Tim
Kay
Lonna
Top Editor
Tim
Gar
Nathan
Steve
Ken
Karen
Igor
Marcus
Robert
Hans
Top Commenter
Brian
Victor
Karen
Megan
Tim
Ken
Hans
skeptikool
Paul
Marcus
Igor
Gar
Leekwoman
Albury
Doruvu
Steve
Brian
David
Steve
Newsy
Top Content Producer
Tim
Markos
Brian
Steve
Larry
James
Sarah
Tim
Markos
Lonna
Marcus
Megan
Owen
Karen
Brett
Tim
Stephen
Leo
Brian
Ken
Power User
Lonna
Larry
Markos
Steve
Sarah
Micki
Stephen
Igor
Owen
Brian
Megan
Nathan
Karen
Leo
James
Paul
Tim
Ken
Marcus
Brett

How to Earn Points

25 pointsConnect Facebook and Digital Journal accounts
17 pointsPost an original news article (Special)
12 pointsPost an "In the media" article
7 pointsSubmit a revision on a news article and have it approved
3 pointsUpload original photography (+3 points for each Like)
3 pointsLog in to Digital Journal daily
1 pointsPost a comment

Details

Connect with Facebook: Click on the blue Connect button on the top of the page to connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook. Note: If you don't see this button it means you're already connected.
Post an original news article (Special): Hover over the red Contribute button at the top of the page and click Post News. Note this feature is for Digital Journalists only (if you're not yet a Digital Journalist, you will be prompted to become one). On this page, we're looking for you to submit a news article with an interview or on-the-ground report where you are the source. A press conference, sporting event, an interview with a politician -- these are examples of what we call original reporting. When you're submitting your article, be sure to check the "Extra effort" box to indicate your article is an original report. Here's more info on original reporting.
Post an "In the media" article: Hover over the red Contribute button at the top of the page and click Post News. Note this feature is for Digital Journalists only (if you're not yet a Digital Journalist, you will be prompted to become one). On this page, we're looking for you to submit a news article or summary based on sources you've found online. Did the President announce something? Did a company launch a new product or service? Publish a news article and link to your sources so readers can learn about what's happening. Here's more info on linking to multiple sources and publishing an "In the media" report.
Submit a revision on a news article and have it approved: Go to on any news article and click the "Edit" button found at the top right. Submit editorial suggestions on spelling, grammar, missing words, etc. and then click "Submit revision." The Digital Journalist who wrote the article can then approve your edits. Here's more info on submitting revisions.
Upload Top-rated original photography: Hover on the red Contribute button on the top of the page and then select Upload Images. Or add original photos in an article or blog. You'll be taken to a prompt where you can select images on your computer to upload, and be sure to check the box indicating you took the photos.
Log in to your Digital Journal daily: Visit Digital Journal each day and read news, share stories that you find important and share content submitted by others.
Post a comment: Scroll down to the bottom of the page on news articles, images and blogs and post a comment and share your thoughts on the content.

Points, Badges & Achievements

Ever wonder how you stack up against other writers,photographers, editors and contributors? How active are you compared to them, and how many people are reading and liking your work compared to others' work?
Digital Journal has a solution for that with our Achievement & Badge program.
Digital Journal members can perform actions across the Digital Journal network such as posting news articles, uploading images and connecting to Facebook. Each member is given a certain number of points for completing actions and the people with the most points and who are most active can earn badges.
Those who are the most active in specific categories win an achievement badge for the month that comes with some cool perks and notoriety. Check out more info here!