|Re: What would you like in your cohousing.org news section||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joanie Connors (jvcphdgmail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:32:45 -0800 (PST)|
Do these news bits eventually get listed within the monthly magazine? If not, maybe an occasional organizational news compilation e-newsletter would work? Sorry, but I don't regularly check the Coho website. On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Craig Ragland <craigragland [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Over the past several weeks, since some staff restructuring, I've been > personally managing the "In the News" section. > > I'd like to get feedback or suggestions on the editorial approach I'm > taking. Featured News appears on the Cohousing.org home page: > > http://www.cohousing.org > > This "pane" (about the center of the page) includes a subset of the news > that appeasr on the "Cohousing In the News" page: > > http://www.cohousing.org/in_the_news > > We "feature" every news item when its first discovered on the home page, > then "unfeature" less substantive items a few days later. This keeps a > portion of the content on Cohousing.org Home Page as fresh as possible. I'm > quite happy with this model, except for the hand-work involved - I'd rather > they auto-expire from the homepage and we may move to that in the future. > > My main question is around what to include as "News" - here's an example > article that I'm unclear about including: > > http://waldo.villagesoup.com/Community/story.cfm?storyID=141715 > > Personally, I like it - lots of fun photos, but it does appear in an > online-only, local publication. In the past, for this section, we have only > included news items that have also appeared in print, radio, or on TV - or > content that is connected to larger media outlets. What do you think a shift > to include online publications? Is it time for us to make this transition? > > Any insights on how to set a boundary around what online "articles" should > and should not be included? > > At this point in time, I'm clear that I don't want Coho/US to make the time > investment required to track or present a running list of the large number > of cohousing blog posts, many of which are blatantly self-promotional. There > may be a place for them on the Cohousing website, but not this particular > section. > > Thanks for your attention. > > Craig Ragland > Executive Director > Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) > 425-487-3550 > http://www.cohousing.org > craig [at] cohousing.org > > Please consider a gift in support of Coho/US. Click here: > http://www.cohousing.org/contribute > > Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > >
What would you like in your cohousing.org news section Craig Ragland, January 13 2009
- Re: What would you like in your cohousing.org news section Joanie Connors, January 13 2009
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