[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Re: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit Media Attendance Request

James Salsman jsalsman at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 01:13:27 UTC 2013

Hi Bill,

I just left you a voicemail asking for temporary freelance volunteer
accreditation to cover the APCE summit next week at the convention center.

I am a Wikipedia editor with over seven years of experience focusing on
sustainable energy and transportation solutions, e.g., as the primary
author of http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-neutral_fuel
If you accredit me for next week I can promise to get you the latest news
on the cost to synthesize gasoline from the carbonic acid in seawater. With
nighttime wind, I suspect it can be less than $3/gallon.

I am a five minute walk from your office. Please call me: 650-427-9625

Best regards,
James Salsman
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From: "Regina Ramazzini" <regina at techconnect.org>
Date: Sep 5, 2013 12:21 AM
Subject: Re: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit Media Attendance Request
To: "James Salsman" <jsalsman at gmail.com>
Cc: "Noah Diffenbaugh" <diffenbaugh at stanford.edu>, <mlaudon at nsti.org>

Dear James,

Your press pass has been denied. We reserve press passes for someone who
works (or is a freelancer) for a major publication or news media outlet.

Thank you for your interest.

Best regards,

On Sep 4, 2013, at 3:27 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Regina,

I've published over 50 energy news items on Google+ over the past year, but
my more widely read contributions to Wikipedia are not credited to my name.
Please see my work with Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh, who I am
asking to endorse my request for press credentials:


The associated links are at:


Since I would rather not send you 100 URLs to posts, please just give me a
subtopic of energy and climate mitigation you are interested in and I will
point you to my work there.

Please reconsider my request.

Best regards,
James Salsman
 Hi James,

I'm sorry, I ran your request by a couple of colleagues, but your request
for a press pass was not accepted. The only relevant information we could
find with your work was the wiki article you sent us. We are limiting press
passes to journalists with a focus (and actively) writing on topics related
to the event.

My apologies. Thank you for your interest.

Best regards,

On Sep 3, 2013, at 12:50 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Regina,
> Wikipedia and Google+ articles are both published online. Essentially
> all of my energy journalism work is on Wikipedia and Google+.
> For example, Wikipedia's article on renewable energy, where I
> contributed the "Carbon neutral and negative fuels" section
> (
> gets about 3,000 page views per day, not counting cached and similar
> copies:
> http://stats.grok.se/en/latest30/Renewable_energy
> What proportion of your journalists have readerships in the millions per
> Best regards,
> James
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 4:49 AM, Regina Ramazzini <regina at techconnect.org>
>> Thanks, James.
>> Do you also have links to articles that have been published recently?
>> online or print articles? We'd like to see those. Thanks
>> Best regards,
>> Regina
>> On Sep 2, 2013, at 7:09 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Regina,
>> I am the primary author of this Wikipedia article:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon-neutral_fuel
>> Please note that the Wikipedia entry for "Carbon capture and utilization"
>> redirects to that article, and probably will until someone writes more
>> using carbonic acid from seawater as plastics feedstock. I also have
>> extensively on the use of shipping container-sized airborne wind turbines
>> e.g.
>> https://plus.google.com/113215976889659570939/posts/KRh3hkPzXFP
>> Please arrange for my press credentials at APCE 2013 next week in
>> Please reply to confirm.
>> Best regards,
>> Jim Salsman
>> +1-650-427-9625

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