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This is a page is about how news gets posted for www.osgeo.org.  
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This is a page is about how news gets posted for www.osgeo.org and about twitter news.
  
 
= News Editor =
 
= News Editor =
 
   
 
   
News for osgeo.org goes through a news editor that ensures some degree of consistency and appropriateness. Currently the news editor is [[User:warmerda|Frank Warmerdam]] with backup editor [[User:JoWalsh|Jo Walsh]].  The News function is a function of the [[Website Committee]], though it is normally handled by the news editors.
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News for osgeo.org goes through a news editor that ensures some degree of consistency and appropriateness. Currently the primary news editor is [[Jorge_Sanz]], with [[Astrid Emde]] and [[User:warmerda|Frank Warmerdam]] as backup editors.
  
 
= Submitting News =  
 
= Submitting News =  
  
Email new news items to [mailto:news_item@osgeo.org news_item@osgeo.org]. This goes to the news editors.   Projects, committees or other interested parties can submit a news item to that mailing list. Then the editor (or if they are unavailable, the backup editor) would take care of formatting the item for consistency and putting it on the news page.  
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Email new news items to [mailto:news_item@osgeo.org news_item@osgeo.org]. This goes to the news editors. Projects, committees or other interested parties can submit a news item to that mailing list. Then the editor (or if they are unavailable the backup editor) would take care of formatting the item for consistency and putting it on the news page and forward the message to the OSGeo Announcements mailing list.
Community visible details on submitting are documented at:
 
  
https://www.osgeo.org/content/news/submit_news.html
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On occasion, the news editors may also post items based on stuff they see happening without explicit direction, though this isn't the main task of the editor.
  
It might also be reasonable for the news mailing list to be "subscribed" to an email feed from the various project announcement do-hickies, but I'm not really sure if they produce email or if this is worthwhile since the announce feature isn't currently much used.  
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= Mechanics of Posting =
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== Announcements ==
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'''Note''': These instructions are for News Editors.
  
On occation the news editors may also post items based on stuff they see happening without explicit direction, though this isn't the main task of the editor.
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* News items are published using the "Foundation News" content type in the new OSGeo website (Wordpress).
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* It's interesting to put some of the content in the header section to make the article more appealing.
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* If the post is about an OSGeo project or committee, use the ''Relations'' section to define explicitly the relationship.
  
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A clean plain text version of the announcement should be sent to the announce@mail.osgeo.org mailing list if the news item is significant (we aim to keep announcements down to 2-3 per week on the announce list).  Please ensure that these emails follow good email styling.  Less than 80 characters per line, plain text (no html!), formatted for easy reading as text, spell out urls fully with http prefixes so that url detecting email programs can turn them into followable links.  Use the title of the item as the title of the email.  Using your own email address as the From: is fine, but remove any personal "signature" from the email.
  
== What's on the News Queue ==
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All announcements will need to be approved by an announce mailing list moderator.  Hopefully any news editor will have an appropriate password.  Approval can be done at:
  
[[On The News Queue]] - notes on what is coming up.
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http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/admindb/announce
  
= Mechanics of Posting =
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Please check the "delete all messages marked defer" flag at the bottom to clear all the other junk out of the queue after you approve your new announcement.
  
== CVS Repository ==
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; Google+
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Announcements should also be posted via the OSGeo <b>Google+</b> page (https://plus.google.com/101749668136525815391/posts).  Currently Arnulf Christl, Jody Garnett and Frank Warmerdam have manager access to do so.  Normally we post a link to the announcement on the OSGeo web site, but remove the "description" since it picks up the wrong stuff, and instead summarize the topic as the main test of the post.
  
To get data out of the www project CVS repository, visit https://www.osgeo.org/servlets/ProjectHome as a logged-in user. The CVS links and instructions appear on the left. You need "project developer" role/privileges to be able to commit changes. Talk to the [[Website Committee]] members / chair about this if you are keen and/or desperate for access.
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; Twitter @osgeo
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Announcements should also <b>tweeted</b> using the <tt>@osgeo</tt> twitter account.
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The password is available in the secure "access" file kept by SAC if not known. There is an [http://ifttt.com IFTTT] account associated with the <tt>news_item@osgeo.org</tt> mail alias that will forward automatically News to the twitter account.
  
== News Items ==
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== Event Items ==
  
New news items go into www/content/news/news_archive/news_archive.html in the www project CVS repository.  Please use similar styling to what is there (h3 headers for item, include date).  HTML is currently constructed by hand.  If the item is going to be very long, a separate HTML file should be created in the news_archive subdirectory, and the addition to news_archive.html would be a summary with a link.
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Events should be posted to the Events manager on the drupal site as soon as practical. New events can be posted at:
  
Periodically items should be moved from Current News to Archived News. I imagine anything older than 2 months should no longer be consider current.
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http://www.osgeo.org/node/add/event
  
The news item should also be posted via the [https://www.osgeo.org/servlets/ProjectNewsAdd Announce] mechanismRoughly the same HTML used in news_archive.html should be suitable for use here.
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* Format the name of the event in the event item to include the city and country of the event tooeg. "Intergeo, Hannover, Germany" or "Indian National FOSS4G Conference, Hyderabad, India".  
  
A clean plain text version of the announcement should be sent to the announce@mail.osgeo.org mailing list if the news
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* Try to pick the appropriate time zone, and set the start time to 8am and end time to 5pm on the corresponding days.  
item is significant (we aim to keep announcements down to 2-3 per week on the announce list).  Please
 
ensure that these emails follow good email styling.  Less than 80 characters per line, plain text (no html!),
 
formatted for easy reading as text, spell out urls fully with http prefixes so that url detecting email programs
 
can turn them into followable links.  Use the title of the item as the title of the email.  Using your own email
 
address as the From: is fine, but remove any personal "signature" from the email.  
 
  
== Event Items ==
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* Make sure there is a link back to a more comprehensive description of the event.
  
New events should be added to www/content/news/event_archive/event_archive.html in the www project CVS repository. Please use similar styling to what is there. 
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* Limit events to those which have at least some OSGeo or open source geospatial aspect. If possible highlight that aspect in the post.  
  
Please move events that are in the past down to the Past Events section.  
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* Events may be submitted via the news_item alias, or directly added by those with Drupal editor access.
  
While missing now (July/2006) it is intended that events should include a link to a VisCom wiki page about the OSGeo presence there, so that folks can help man the booth, etc.
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== Developer Spotlights ==
  
Generally speaking we should only be listing events that OSGeo will appear at in some fashion, or that are especially pertinent to our mission.  
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Developer spotlights currently live in www/content/spotlights in Drupal.  These aren't strictly the news editors reponsibility at this time (as far as I know).
  
Events can also be [https://www.osgeo.org/servlets/ProjectNewsAdd Announced] though I'm not sure what the best timing for that would be. 
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= Press Releases =
  
== Developer Spotlights ==
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Some effort should also be made to ensure that any press releases from the [[Marketing Committee]] make it into the news stream, and vice versa that major announcements are proposed to [[Marketing Committee]] as press releases.
  
Developer spotlights currently live in www/content/spotlights in the www.osgeo.org project's CVS repository.
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= Twitter =
These aren't strictly the news editors reponsibility at this time (as far as I know).  
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== @osgeo ==
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* https://twitter.com/osgeo
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* The password is available in the secure "access" file kept by SAC if not known.  
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* Administrated by [[User:Astrid Emde]]. Jeffrey Johnson. Board members.
  
= VisCom Press Releases =
 
  
Some effort should also be made to ensure that any VisCom press releases make it into the news stream, and vice versa that major announcements are proposed to viscom as press releases.  (need to link to viscom pr page...)
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[[Category: Marketing]]
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[[Category: WebCom]]

Revision as of 04:16, 28 November 2019

This is a page is about how news gets posted for www.osgeo.org and about twitter news.

News Editor

News for osgeo.org goes through a news editor that ensures some degree of consistency and appropriateness. Currently the primary news editor is Jorge_Sanz, with Astrid Emde and Frank Warmerdam as backup editors.

Submitting News

Email new news items to news_item@osgeo.org. This goes to the news editors. Projects, committees or other interested parties can submit a news item to that mailing list. Then the editor (or if they are unavailable the backup editor) would take care of formatting the item for consistency and putting it on the news page and forward the message to the OSGeo Announcements mailing list.

On occasion, the news editors may also post items based on stuff they see happening without explicit direction, though this isn't the main task of the editor.

Mechanics of Posting

Announcements

Note: These instructions are for News Editors.

  • News items are published using the "Foundation News" content type in the new OSGeo website (Wordpress).
  • It's interesting to put some of the content in the header section to make the article more appealing.
  • If the post is about an OSGeo project or committee, use the Relations section to define explicitly the relationship.

A clean plain text version of the announcement should be sent to the announce@mail.osgeo.org mailing list if the news item is significant (we aim to keep announcements down to 2-3 per week on the announce list). Please ensure that these emails follow good email styling. Less than 80 characters per line, plain text (no html!), formatted for easy reading as text, spell out urls fully with http prefixes so that url detecting email programs can turn them into followable links. Use the title of the item as the title of the email. Using your own email address as the From: is fine, but remove any personal "signature" from the email.

All announcements will need to be approved by an announce mailing list moderator. Hopefully any news editor will have an appropriate password. Approval can be done at:

http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/admindb/announce

Please check the "delete all messages marked defer" flag at the bottom to clear all the other junk out of the queue after you approve your new announcement.

Google+

Announcements should also be posted via the OSGeo Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/101749668136525815391/posts). Currently Arnulf Christl, Jody Garnett and Frank Warmerdam have manager access to do so. Normally we post a link to the announcement on the OSGeo web site, but remove the "description" since it picks up the wrong stuff, and instead summarize the topic as the main test of the post.

Twitter @osgeo

Announcements should also tweeted using the @osgeo twitter account. The password is available in the secure "access" file kept by SAC if not known. There is an IFTTT account associated with the news_item@osgeo.org mail alias that will forward automatically News to the twitter account.

Event Items

Events should be posted to the Events manager on the drupal site as soon as practical. New events can be posted at:

http://www.osgeo.org/node/add/event

  • Format the name of the event in the event item to include the city and country of the event too. eg. "Intergeo, Hannover, Germany" or "Indian National FOSS4G Conference, Hyderabad, India".
  • Try to pick the appropriate time zone, and set the start time to 8am and end time to 5pm on the corresponding days.
  • Make sure there is a link back to a more comprehensive description of the event.
  • Limit events to those which have at least some OSGeo or open source geospatial aspect. If possible highlight that aspect in the post.
  • Events may be submitted via the news_item alias, or directly added by those with Drupal editor access.

Developer Spotlights

Developer spotlights currently live in www/content/spotlights in Drupal. These aren't strictly the news editors reponsibility at this time (as far as I know).

Press Releases

Some effort should also be made to ensure that any press releases from the Marketing Committee make it into the news stream, and vice versa that major announcements are proposed to Marketing Committee as press releases.

Twitter

@osgeo