Hocalwire is a platform for reporting News. Our team of editorial staff, carefully curate the content which is reported and convert them for users to consume hyper local news. Backed by the concept of crowd-sourced journalism we are looking to provide grass-root level coverage on News around you.The news reported to Hocalwire, can be anything which is newsworthy of reporting by a photojournalist, a freelance journalist, a reporter, an experienced journalist, an hobby photographer, a professional photographer and anyone with a camera or a camera phone. We look to empower each citizen with a mobile phone and a journalism app to be an empowered citizen journalist.
Apart from this for a first time reporters, we also provide guidelines on reporting news. Our checklist based coverage of news helps to stick to objectively talking about news. If you had thought reporting about an issue around you to newspaper is difficult, worry not, we are here to help.
With our extended network of Media house and publishing houses, we will be able to sell the story you have reported and share the revenue with you. We also have assignment which will help you to objectively complete a report and earn money from it in an objective manner.
What to report on Hocalwire?
Any news which is newsworthy in your locality is a good story to report on Hocalwire. In particular we have the following categories
- Local Awareness
- Issues & Concerns / Complaints
We do not look at copied stories from TOI, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhashkar, The Hindu or other such news publications. We only accept original works with high quality inputs. We also reward people with high quality work with appropriate monthly earnings. We have many people working on Hocalwire as part time job for part time salary to earn a bit more for their monthly income.
Who can Report to Hocalwire?
The answer is anyone. You can be reporter, a journalist, a photojournalist, a hobby photographer, a reporter, a RWA head, any professional, a business man , a house wife, a student or anybody with a camera phone / mobile. If you want to make some money on the go while doing a service to your society, download Hocalwire and click a photograh and start reporting.
How do I earn on Hocalwire?
Once your news story is submitted to us, we will review it for copyright violation. Once we find the story is good we publish it on our platform / try to sell it to other media houses. Once we are able to publish it in any medium, we will pay you the reward/ money. We typically use paytm wallet transfer to give our payouts. You can also earn money, by completing Hocalwire assignments.
In assignments we already give a fixed location / event which you need to cover. Once you finish the checklist associated to an assignment, we choose the nest entries in the submission and award the money reward to the them.
Where does Hocalwire Operate?
Currently we are focusing on Indian market. Our goal is to be the first to give the power of crowd sourced journalism to India. With this idea is mind, we are focusing currently in the NCR region. We are specifically looking at the following areas, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad. We do have an aggressive growth plan after we are able to considerably cover Delhi and its surroundings
I have a sensitive issue to report, what should I do?
If you have any sensitive issue and want to keep your identity a secret, worry not. Even though we do forward government related complaints to respective government bodies we do keep the identify of the person anonymous. That means we will not disclose your identity to anyone.You can go ahead and give government complaints, civic issues, locality related complaints , infrastructural complaints and others to us.
How do I start working on Hocalwire App?
All you have do is download our app and our simple interface will guide you.