Rules and Editorial Guidelines

BrokerPulse is the state-of-the-art platform for everything journalism will become. Real-time information, commentary, analysis, and opinion are collaboratively provided by trusted individuals in New York City using the power of the internet to distribute and participate within news stories. At it’s heart, BrokerPulse is a utility that provides hosting and distribution services to hundreds of valuable news sources across a range of devices.

Editorial Guidelines

Stories accepted for inclusion by BrokerPulse must be newsworthy current events and will be determined in the sole discretion of our reporters and editors. Stories of a personal nature are not appropriate for BrokerPulse and will not be accepted by our reporters and editors. We follow the Chicago Manual of Style — the quick guide is available here:

In general stories of a length of between 200-300 words are best. Be concise and to the point and carefully choose a headline that explains what the story is about in clear terms. Who-What-When-Where-Why are good questions to ask about the story, from the viewer’s point of view. BrokerPulse and its reporters and editors don’t take any particular editorial stance. When stories move into the area of opinion, they need to be placed in the Opinion – Conservative or Opinion – Liberal categories.

Story Requirements

The first requirement is that your story must be news, commentary, analysis or opinion and placed into the appropriate category. Carefully check for grammatical and spelling errors — they will lower the credibility of your story and could cause your story to be rejected by our reporters and editors. We will give grammatical latitude to writers who do not use English as their first language. Spacing should conform to standard web article spacing with a single space between paragraphs for easy reading.

Promotional Stories

We accept promotional stories under the conditions of our TOS (see paragraph 8 for promotional story conditions). To prevent spam and other abuse, we have instituted a modest fee of about a dollar. These stories should contain interesting news and information about products or services and may include press releases and announcements regarding products that will be of interest to our viewers. Promotional stories are never included in site’s news area and are not eligible for inclusion in the newsmap feed to Google News.

Policy on Republishing Articles

BrokerPulse will only accept newsworthily, current articles published elsewhere that are of interest to our viewers and that pass our editorial review process. These stories will only be published when the express written permission of the author or originating website has been given. If you are the author of articles suitable for any of our news categories, please submit them to the site directly and they will be moderated by a reporter or editor.

Viewing the News

Access to all news at BrokerPulse is free from any web browser or (real soon now) mobile phone. Our advertisers pay for this and they (and we) would appreciate it if you would visit them if you see something of interest.

Policy on Screen Names

You may keep an Anonymous screen name at BrokerPulse due to the sensitivity of many news stories and to protect our contributor’s identities. This ensures the continued contributions of whistleblowers, dissidents and other at-risk people. Confidential sources will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.

Posting Comments

Comments may be posted at the site, provided they follow our rules about comments. No profanity is allowed. While you are free to express your opinion, we ask that you stay on topic and refrain from name calling, defamation and saying things that reflect badly on yourself and others. We reserve the right to remove any comments for any reason at any time. We will be instituting a user-generated flagging system in the near future to allow our viewers to assist us in identifying any comments that don’t meet the conditions of our TOS.