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Get paid more for journalism without doing more work.

Contrib makes it easy for people to pay publications and individual journalists as much as they want for work that’s worth more when it’s free.

All you need to do is authenticate.

Read and agree to our principles here. DM us on Twitter to authenticate. That’s all you need to do to get paid.

Contrib buttons work everywhere online.

  • Inside our app: Our news app automatically indexes publications and bylines, making it easy for people to find you. We also make it easy to create custom bundles based on your location or focus.
  • Outside our app: Contrib buttons work anywhere you to put them online: on websites, in apps, on podcast pages, in email newsletters. Get paid more anywhere you publish. They also act as a trust mark. We built our app to support accountable journalism. We don’t do anything else.

The only condition is a commitment to the standards that define journalism: accuracy, transparency, and accountability.

Because Contrib lets people pay you for journalism that’s not paywalled, we don’t compete with any other system. If you practice accountable journalism—even if you charge users for access to some of your content—there’s no reason not to earn more with Contrib.

Don’t do it for us. Don’t even do it for you. We hope you’ll do it for everyone.

Journalism isn’t just a job. It’s a fundamental requirement for democracy. We hope you’ll be part of building a future that’s better for everyone: for publishers, for journalists, for all of us.

You’ll be in good company.

These are just a handful of the publications, podcasts and journalists you can find on Contrib. Please note that just because you can read and listen to them here, that doesn’t mean they’ve agreed to accept contributions. We decide what to publish. Publications and journalists decide for themselves whether to accept, decline, or suggest that users direct contributions to nonprofit newsrooms they want to support.


Suggest your own price

Contrib supports one-time or monthly recurring payments from $1 to $1000. Payments are anonymized to protect the privacy of users and to protect journalists from inadvertent or apparent conflicts of interest.


Let’s get you paid

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