Old proposal for Signpost
I just stumbled upon this draft: Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Newsroom/Special desk/Proposals/Education Cool!
It's a good idea, and a good start. It's also a rather ambitious topic, so I won't ask what happened...I'd imagine it might take a few phases to finish up a big story like that! But, would you be interested in picking it up, or perhaps finding somebody to pick up where you left off?
As the first (and only, I suppose) Public Outreach Officer for WMF, I could probably answer many questions, and I'd be happy to do an interview if you's like. I wrote most of the grant proposal / project plan for the PPI. Also, though you do mention David Ferreio, I think any broad treatment of public outreach would have to consider the GLAM movement more broadly; I'd be happy to talk through that stuff as well. And, for all these reasons, it probably wouldn't make sense for me to serve as the editor for the piece; but I'm sure we could find somebody to read through it and offer feedback who's less closely connected.
What are your thoughts? Still worth pursuing? -Pete Forsyth (talk) 01:13, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
- Peteforsyth: Ah, I remember that. At the time I was going through a few different hair-brained takes on in-depth journalism; this was one of them. I didn't get too far into this one (edit: never mind, I got very far into it...didn't recall writing so much!), as I recall, because I found that I didn't have enough personal experience with the subject matter, and the work I was doing to mine out a proper timeline was too burdensome with respect to the rest of my duties to the paper at the time.
- If I remember, the idea at the time was that I would write a series of three or so of these covering the history of the Edu initiative, copyedit all of them, get feedback, the whole nine yards, and then publish in installments.
- Your support is generous, but I think the time for me to write such long diatribes is now past. :) A lengthy multi-parter such as this one is simply too much for me now; and besides, I think that shorter, more self-contained pieces resonate better with readers anyway. In that spirit, there are some smaller pieces that I can think to contribute to the Signpost here or there, once I find the time for them. ResMar 05:11, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
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Respectfully, Anomalocaris (talk) 18:55, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
- Good idea, haven't touched it in years. I hope you're doing this reachout with a bot however...ResMar 20:09, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
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