[IMC-Video] video.indy Editorial Team Proposal
schock at riseup.net
Tue Jul 26 13:22:50 PDT 2005
please see the following link or read the proposal (pasted below).
Editorial Team proposal
Schock: 2005.26.7: This is a formal proposal to create a
video.indymedia.org editorial team. The proposal comes out of a meeting
on video.indy at the 2005 Allied Media Conference in Bowling Green,
Ohio, and a follow-up IRC conversation with Occam. The elements are as
* 1. Editorial team. We will formally establish an editorial team
for video.indymedia.org. The editorial team will function according to
your usual Indymedia principles (open, consensus, etc). The role of the
editorial team is the same as that of the editorial team for any
indymedia site: to go over the content posted and pulled to video.indy,
to highlight exceptional content (create 'features'), and to hide spam
(and probably porn and hate speech, pending creation of an editorial
policy, see next point).
* 2. Editorial policy. The first task of the Editorial team will be
to write a short, clear, statement of editorial policy that will be
posted in an easy to find place on video.indy. The editorial policy can
be adapted from one of the many existing IMC editorial policies and
should probably include some mention of how we will hide spam, porn, and
hate speech. It should also mention licensing (copyleft, CC, GNU, etc.
are all acceptable).
* 3. Features. In the long run, many of us share a vision of
features that would themselves be collectively edited videos featuring
clips, samples, and entire docs pulled from the video wires. However,
while there are a lot of great recent developments in web tools that
will make this possible in the not so distant future, there's still a
lot of coding to be done before it's possible. So for now, features will
be based on the familiar indymedia feature format: a few sentences of
text with an image and links. These features will describe and highlight
fresh, interesting video content from the indymedia network.
* 4. How to make the features. The editorial team will make
features by editing a dedicated editorial feature page on the video.indy
wiki. Occam will make an include script so that the text on this
video.indy editorial feature wiki page is pulled to a startpage special
that appears in a box at the top of video.indymedia.org. This will be
ready in 2 weeks.
* 5. Meetings. The editorial team will make a regular IRC / Skype
meeting time, which will be posted in an easy to find spot on
video.indy, so that people can get involved with the editorial team if
they like. For now, the editorial team will also communicate via the
mailing list imc-video AT lists.indymedia.org (if that becomes a problem
we'll create a separate video editorial list) and in the chat room #ivdn
(#video might be more intuitive) on irc.indymedia.org.
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