Joining the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Team
The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is read widely by the Ubuntu community and many members of the media.
The team collaborates largely on IRC in #ubuntu-news on irc.freenode.net.
Contributors collaborate on this Google Document to collect links from the week. Anyone may add links here, but please do not delete any.
- On Friday and Saturday these links are reviewed and reorganized, some may be deleted if there are too many or there are content issues.
Over the weekend, summary writers are contacted. If you'd like to be a summary writer, subscribe to ubuntu-news-team mailing list and contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your name on a list of summary writers who are emailed weekly.
Sunday night and Monday morning editors are contacted to review the near-complete document. If you'd like to be an editor, subscribe to ubuntu-news-team mailing list and contact the editors at email@example.com to get your name on a list of editors who are emailed weekly.
- Monday morning Ubuntu Stats are added
- Monday evening the newsletter is released.
The full process for publishing the Ubuntu Weekly News is defined here: UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/EditingPolicies/HowToEdit
Collect links (see Link Suggestions) and add to https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AdKZelXU8Y2LZGNrcHRkYmhfODlkODNxNnRnZA&hl=en
These can be collected throughout the week.
Also see raw text of IssueTemplate for section details.
Write summaries for the links which were collected
Runs a series of scripts and visits sites to collect statistics.
See raw text of IssueTemplate for section details.
Go through newsletter to add finishing pieces and check for spelling and grammar errors
Details: Steps 7-9
Actually releases the newsletter via wiki, email, IRC, etc
Details: Steps 11 - 20
Then rotates and preps the newsletter template on wiki between releases
Details: Steps 1-3 and 21-24