The Civil Registry will be live in summer 2018.
Interested Newsroom applicants should enter their email here for more detailed information on how to begin the process — and updates ahead of the Civil Registry's general launch:
There are no restrictions to who can apply to launch a Newsroom on Civil. To access publishing rights, a Newsroom must be accepted by the community and listed on the Civil Registry.
To be listed on the Civil Registry, a prospective Newsroom must take four steps:
Submit a charter
Outline your Newsroom's journalistic mission.
Submit a roster
Disclose all other initial participants in the prospective Newsroom, and any relevant credentials.
Meet the Civil Constitution's ethical standards
Prove that your newsroom can honor the journalistic ethics outlined by the Civil Constitution.
Stake CVL tokens
State the seriousness of your intent by staking a fixed amount of CVL tokens.
If each of the above parameters are met, and the community is satisfied that the prospective Newsroom will be a quality addition to the Civil marketplace, they’ll take no action — and the Newsroom will be added to the Civil Registry.
The Civil Registry is the destination to which prospective Civil Newsrooms must apply to access publishing rights on the Civil platform. Inclusion in the Civil Registry means that the community has vetted a Newsroom and deemed it as having a credible, journalistic mission, and that it has pledged to adhere to the journalistic ethics outlined by the Civil Constitution.
A more detailed description of the Civil Registry — and how the Newsroom challenge/appeals process works — can be found here.