Terms & conditions

Student Journalist Platform is intended to take your talents and skills to the thousands of followers of FairGaze ecosystem. The students journalists with rich content will be able to reach a large community of over 3,50,000 students. This platform allows you to express, explore and also earn!

These are the terms that govern your use of this platform for registering yourself free of cost, uploading your articles with your by lines. We intend to use these articles for posting on our digital assets and for every article posted on the portal, The students journalist who authored will be credited with some points and share minimum 600 scored credit points for redemption request.

We use your personal data for establishing credentials and verification whether the student journalist registered meets the following parameters:

  • He/She is a citizen of India.
  • He/She is currently a school student.
  • He/She has provided proper school ID Card of himself/ herself.
  • Parents Identity proof provided are credible (acceptable is ID proof include Indian Passport, Aadhar Card, Driving licence, Voters card).
  • E-Mail Id of student, which will receive account activation, Login id and password information.
  • Parent’s E-Mail Id which will receive a mail requesting their consent on their ward’s Registration as Student Journalist. Only after receiving Parents’ consent, the FairGaze’s Editorial team will proceed to validate and approve or disapprove the registration of Student Journalist.
  • School’s email id to share the achievements of Student Journalists of their school.
  • Contact numbers for future connect with student journalists for assignment of tasks.

Who can register for Student Journalist?

  • He/She must be citizen of India.
  • He/She must be currently a part of School authorized to any recognized board.
  • He/She must be able to read and write in ‘English’.
  • He/She should be tech-savvy.

What you can share?

  • Article content on any of the suggested topic.
  • Copied and plagiarized content is not entertained and will be rejected outright.
  • Content with political, religious ramifications or offensive to any beliefs is not permitted.
  • You may not upload any malicious code, or do anything that could disable, overburden or impair the normal working of page.
  • You may not access or collect data from other student journalists.
  • FairGaze can remove or restrict access to content that is in violation of any provisions or policies which may be amended periodically.
  • Promotion, sale of any person, product or institution through content is not allowed.

How to stay active in Student Journalist portal?

  • Once the registration is successfully completed, editor will either approve after verification or disapprove. If disapproved, then the student journalist may contact FairGaze to check on the possibility of getting approval and, if given positive response, can again use the same email Id and phone number to re-register.
  • Registered Student Journalists are expected to actively engage with the content on FairGaze portal and social media channels with likes, shares and comments.
  • The topics are available in the dashboard of the activated account of the Student Journalist and can select a single topic at a time.
  • If the article is not submitted within the deadline of 48 hours, then the topic is again made available for other student journalists.
  • The editor will either accept the article for publishing or decline if it does not meet the quality parameters.
  • The student journalist will receive an email if the article is approved and set for publishing.

Quality parameters for Article approval:

  • Content must be relevant to topic.
  • Title should be short that motivates viewers to click and read full article.
  • Short paragraphs and formatting of text must be visually appealing.
  • An article must be of minimum 250 words.
  • Images uploaded must be related to topic.
  • No plagiarized content is accepted. You can use these websites to check if the content is free of plagiarism. (www.smallseotools.com, www.edubirdie.com)
  • Content must be unique, original, your own creation and thoughts.
  • Appropriate sentence structure required.
  • Good use of grammar and creatively written content is a must.

Special instructions:

  • Student Journalist should actively engage (read, like, share and comment) with content and activities on FairGaze portal and FairGaze social media.
  • He/ She must know the importance of grammar.
  • The content written must be completely original and should have zero plagiarism (edubirdie.com)
  • Student can select any topic of his/ her interest from the list of topics available to write the article on.
  • Once the topic is selected, journalist has 48 hours’ time for final submission of the article.
  • No student journalist can share redemption request below 600 credit points. You need to reach minimum 600 credit points to share request with Editorial team. The reward money will be equal to the credit points scored and approved. The credit points scored need to be genuine.
  • The credit points module is available in the student journalist dashboard's home page available after login.
  • Editorial Team properly verifies each point scored and shared for approval. They can anytime approve or decline your request, if found anything false.
  • The reward money is either shared through PayTm or bank account transfer is also available.
  • The redemption request maybe shared any day of the month, but the Editorial Team checks, approves or declines all the shared requests in the first week of each month.
  • A student journalist will then receive the reward money whose credit points are approved in the second week of each month.

Support by FG team:

  • 24X7 support available from FairGaze editorial team.
  • In case of any doubt or issue, mail or contact us on the details on the website.
  • If any guidance is needed, our mentors can visit your school (Delhi NCR) for explaining the process and guiding you for understanding the basics of journalism.
  • For schools outside NCR India, we can conduct a webinar for explaining the complete process.

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