The Editorial Standards and Submissions Process FAQ provides answers to questions about how we make decisions and what to do if you want TPT to consider your idea for a story, a collaboration, or distribution or your project.
What is TPT’s commitment to review?
After you have submitted your proposal, you will receive an email acknowledging that we have received it and that it has been sent to the appropriate department for review. We will only contact you further if we have an interest in pursuing your proposal.
What is considered during the review process?
Submissions are judged on many criteria, including (but not confined to) the quality of the proposal or completed work, compliance with TPT standards and practices, the credentials of the production team, content priorities, and the financial request to TPT.
What feedback can I expect?
We regret that we cannot offer detailed feedback on every submission received.
Will my proposal be returned?
We are unable to return proposal submissions, and TPT is not responsible for lost materials. Please retain copies of all submitted items.
What editorial standards must my submission meet?
TPT is committed to creating and distributing diverse views and content and follows a strict set of standards and practices when evaluating any content included in our programming.
As a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member station, we align our standards and practices with those of PBS and use those standards to inspire and inform our own.
If your submission is a timely news, events, or public affairs story, please reach out directly to [email protected] for consideration of inclusion on Almanac.
There are some pitches—such as breaking news, community hearings, or requests to cover a local event—better suited for other sources. For these types of ideas, we encourage you to reach out to your local news organizations, public access channels, newspapers, or public radio.
Does TPT produce content in collaboration with other non-profits?
Collaboration is rare, but we have and do partner with other nonprofits and community organizations to create and distribute content appropriate for TPT.