[Foundation-l] Re: communications committee

Anthere Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 5 10:37:54 UTC 2006

Hi All

Thanks for the update Elian :-)

Just one comment and one question.

The comment : this committee will consist of these members only after 
approval by the board. It has not yet been approved.

A question : why are all members only people living in english-speaking 
countries ?


Elisabeth Bauer wrote:
> Hi all,
> Angela, Michael and I met today for discussing the details of the
> communication committee. I'm giving here a summary of this meeting, a
> second meeting will be held next weekend, open to all interested people
> who want to help with the communications committee.
> The committee will consist of four initial members
> * Angela Beesley
> * Michael Snow
> * Nicholas Moreau
> * David Gerard
> Further members are welcome.
> The Schwartz PR team who is working pro bono for us and I will act as
> advisors. With this email, I am resigning from my job as press officer.
> I will still help with the work, but I need a bit of distance from
> Wikimedia/Wikipedia at the moment.
> The committee will elect a chair as soon as it has a stable membership.
> Working tools:
> * an internal press wiki (enotif enabled) and a mailing list will be
> used to coordinate the work of the communications committee. The mailing
> list and the wiki will be open to all people doing PR on an
> international or project level.
> * the press queues in otrs
> * the press release distribution and archive software on wikimedia.de
> Main tasks (for the moment):
> * The committee is responsible for authorizing and coordinating the
> press teams on local projects (list on [[Wikimedia:Press room]])
> * The committee will tend to the list of interview contacts
> ([[Internal:Interview partners]])
> * It will draft and distribute the press releases of the Wikimedia
> foundation and provide help for local press releases
> Areas of work:
>>From the structure of the committees, there are quite a lot of work
> areas for the communication committee:
> * Press
> * Promotion
> * OTRS
> * Translation
> * Fundraising
> * Internal communication
> To address all these areas, probably subcommittees have to be founded,
> that's a topic for the open meeting next weekend.
> Relevant meta pages:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications_committee
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Communications_subcommittees
> greetings,
> elian

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