Introducing a new way to
BUY news content without a commitment
and SELL news content without a hassle.
Firewire is a news marketplace.
News organizations can purchase stories, photos and graphics, one piece at a time,
for a reasonable price. No need to commit to a subscription.
Journalists can upload their content once and get paid for every time their content is purchased. News organizations can make money from sharing their content; freelancers can get closer to making a good living with less time spent pitching and selling.
A rating system helps to encourage good journalism.
Sound good? You can help us get there.
Before we get to the version of Firewire described above, we want 15 news organizations to test a limited scope of content for three months.
You’ll receive an e-mail once a week with three story options. For this trial period, each story package is $50; each column is $25. We’re pretty sure that’s less than you’re paying your staff or freelancers now! If you use a story, you’ll let us know, and at the end of the month we’ll send you an invoice. If you don’t like the stories we send, you’re under no obligation to use any of them.
Receive a $50 credit just for getting your name on the e-mail list! That’s one story or two columns free for your use, with no further purchase obligation. We will occasionally ask you what you think of the service—how it’s working, and how we can make it better.
This test run is limited to 15 participants. If you are interested, sign up now!