[Ambassadors] Fedora Weekly News: needing invigoration

Arif Tri Waluyo arifiauo at fedoraproject.org
Mon Oct 24 21:05:28 UTC 2011


On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 3:05 AM, Pascal Calarco <pvcalarco at uwaterloo.ca>wrote:

> Hi folks -
>
> We are more than a month since we have had enough content for another issue
> of FWN, and so I thought I would post openly to the News, Ambassadors, and
> Marketing lists, asking for some dialogue around this, and seeking some new
> contributors, perhaps.
>
> Fedora Weekly News is a very important vehicle for letting both the Fedora
> community and the external Linux community, know what the happenings are
> with the Fedora Project.  FWN has been around for many years and is a
> trusted brand that the community looks forward to each week.
>
> Writing for FWN is definitely a time commitment, on a weekly basis, and so
> its understandable that FWN's volunteer beat writers sometimes have a hard
> time contributing on that regular a basis.
>
> But, if we don't have writers for FWN, we don't have content to produce an
> issue, and the community loses the vibrant voice that they have relied on in
> the past.
>
> Do you have suggestions for making FWN an easier time commitment?  Should
> we consider moving FWN to a biweekly frequency for some beats that don't
> have enough content for a weekly beat?
>
> So, I would like to hear from both current beat writers to FWN, and
> community members that perhaps would like to get involved as a writer for
> FWN.  The bar is not high for participation.  You basically need to have:
>
> 1) Continuing interest and passion in the Fedora Project, perhaps on some
> particular aspect or subproject that you'd like to write on
> 2) A bit of familiarity with Mediawiki tagging and conventions, and the
> Fedora Project wiki Style Guide
> 3) A Commitment to produce a beat on more or less weekly basis
>
> Thanks for your time and consideration! I look forward to hearing from some
> of you and your ideas to make FWN a viable and vibrant media vehicle for the
> Fedora Project again.
>
> - Pascal
>
> ------
> Pascal Calarco
> Co-Editor, Fedora Weekly News
> Fedora Ambassador, Ontario, Canada
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I believe that our strength is in the community. I am also concerned to
see it all, we do have to admit it was difficult circumstances. That
way we know what we should do.
In my opinion, FWN should still be weekly, why: in a week there are
actually a lothappening in Fedora that we can say
in FWN. Adding one or two new categories Iguess it does not matter. I am
interested to participate in FWN. But what can I do,what I should know in
advance in order to be a good contributor?.
Thank you.
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