What is Evolve Politics?
Evolve Politics is a truly independent, shared equity media outlet, providing incisive news reporting and investigative journalism that highlights and exposes injustice, inequality and unfairness within UK politics, and throughout society in general.
Why does Evolve Politics exist?
Nowadays, just a tiny number of people own the UK’s media, and the majority of all mainstream political coverage is projected with an increasingly obvious pro-Establishment narrative. Even formerly progressive media outlets such as The Guardian now display anti-progressive stances on a whole host of political issues.
Informed consent is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and the UK’s commentariat should have one sole purpose: to hold the government of the day to account by providing the public with an accurate account of current events. We believe our media is failing us.
The public is desperately in need of a new-media revolution. One that promotes freedom, equality and fairness; a media that allows its writers to truly express their informed opinions without censorship or an editorial narrative to maintain. Evolve Politics intends to be the true voice of the people – a media without corporate interests, financial backers or shareholders to please.
EvolvePolitics will focus on breaking news, ideas, and key developments within politics, as well as cases of injustice, unfairness and inequality from across the UK, and the rest of the world.
How is Evolve Politics different?
Evolve Politics will be run in a completely different way to the mainstream media, from our unique pay-scheme that rewards all of our writers, right through to our core values and ethics. Evolve Politics will always be truly independent, meaning, unlike the mainstream media, we will never have to change or censor a story because of corporate interests.
Our Business Model
Our team of freelance writers are each contributing 3-5 articles a week. In return for their work they are paid in two different ways:
Firstly, all writers get 50% of the advertising revenue profit as a proportion of the monthly traffic they generate on their articles. So, for every article you produce, you will retain half of all the income generated based on how many visitors your pieces draw in.
On top of this revenue, all our writers receive a standard fee for their work, depending on the amount the site receives in donations and subscriptions in that month.
The standard fee per article is calculated as an equal percentage of 75% of our monthly subscription and donation income.
As EvolvePolitics accrues a bigger fan base and extra paid subscriptions, we will continue to increase our standard fees on a regular basis.
We believe that our writers should be rewarded fairly for their hard work, and our business model encourages our writers to work together. The bigger EvolvePolitics gets, the more rewarded our writers will become for their work.
[In April 2017 our standard fee per article was £17.98, and we were also able to pay an average of £1 for every 1200 views an article received]
How Can I Support Evolve Politics?
1. Like, Comment, and Share our content on Social Media
By liking, commenting, and sharing our content on social media, you help to diversify the debate and dilute the influence of the mainstream media narrative. We generate most of our growth through social media sharing, so if you like what we’re trying to achieve, please help us spread the word by engaging with our content.
EvolvePolitics would not function without the financial support of our readership. We are reliant on this to pay our writers and to ensure we stay truly independent of corporate interests. Our country needs a new media, free from the confines of corporate backing. So if you appreciate our work, please consider subscribing to our content for a £1, £2, £5 or £10 monthly fee, or donating to us on a one-off basis.
3. Write For Us
We are constantly searching for political writers, investigative journalists and graphic designers to contribute to our project at Evolve Politics. If you share our aims and values, and want to be part of our amazing team, you can apply to write for us by completing our application form below.