Re: Kicking off the press team


Thanks for kicking it off.

I'm Paul Cutler, and I work on GNOME documentation, marketing, and sysadmin teams.

This is a perfect time to kick off the team, as we have a busy month ahead of us with the 2.28 release and Software Freedom Day.  I agree with Stormy that we can play an important role in keeping the press informed of what the GNOME community is doing.


On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Stormy Peters <stormy gnome org> wrote:
It's time to kick off the press team! Thanks for signing up!

Should we start with a round of introductions?

For those of you that have been working on GNOME press for a while, I'd be interested in hearing what is going well, what you currently do and what you've tried in the past.

From everyone, I'd like to hear why you are interested in helping out with GNOME press and what you'd like to see us do.

I'm Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation. I'm not a press expert but I've had "talk to the press" training and written a few press releases. (I got to write the one saying the GNOME Foundation hired me. :) I am also not the default leader of this group. If you'd like that job, feel free to step up. You can pick your title!

I'd like to see us keep the press more informed. Several journalists I talked to said it's hard to follow what's happening in GNOME unless you are on a lot of mailing lists and read Planet GNOME every day. One of them suggested a mailing list that press could subscribe to.

I'd also like to see us track press metrics that matter. Michael Meeks recently pointed out to me the difference between KDE and GNOME on Google trends.


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