I Am Looking for Citizen Journalists. Interested?

Every week, I get emails from people telling me how lucky I am to have a forum to share my views, recommendations, tips and insights on music and pop culture. Others want to get into the business of music writing and online journalism.

Well, here’s a solution for everyone.

The Edge is looking for citizen journalists—a brand new Citizen Edge blogging team—who can help us cover all the things that are going on in Toronto from a music/entertainment/stuff to do point of view.

Like what? Here are just a few suggestions:

•         Album reviews
•         Concert reviews
•         Movie reviews
•         TV reviews
•         Book reviews
•         Recommendations of things to see and places to go in the GTA.
•         Food/restaurant recommendations
•         Helpful life hacks

We’re looking for people who love to write and share their interests, recommendations, passions and opinions.

Is there a new band that you’ve discovered that everyone should know about?

What are the top 10 burrito/pizza slice/burger/noodle places in the city, or,  best restaurants for a greasy hangover breakfast?

Maybe you want to suggest a bunch of tourist activities that people who live here have never tried.  What about 10 shows on Netflix everyone needs to binge-watch? Music apps for your smartphone?

I’ll serve as the Executive Editor for this project, so we’ll get a chance to meet up and discuss story ideas. We’re not looking for hard-hitting expose journalism (although if you want to try your hand at that, fill yer boots) nor do we need any more celebrity news fluff. This is a chance for Edge listeners to contribute to our website for the benefit of everyone in Toronto.

And no, this isn’t a paid gig, unfortunately. However, it will give you a chance to have your work seen and heard by hundreds of thousands of people, and, if your writing leads you to possible career opportunities down the road, we’ll vouch for you.

If you’re interested in getting involved, just complete this registration form then  stay tuned for details on an upcoming open house where we’ll get together to discuss this project further.

Who’s with me? Send any questions about the program to me at alan@alancross.ca. If you’re interested and you don’t have any questions, go here to apply.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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