Ambassadors/NA/Draft/NewsMedia HowTo

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Introduction

As representatives of Fedora, ambassadors have many opportunities to promote Fedora on a one-to-one basis, or to promote Fedora to small groups.

Ambassadors also have the unique opportunity to promote Fedora on a local level through their local news media. This would include, but would not be limited to, press releases and press contacts regarding Fedora-based activities and events in an ambassador's area.

The aim of this wiki is to help ambassadors get the most from their opportunities in promoting Fedora in their local news media. It is not a substitute for Fedora policy -- past, present or future -- regarding contacting and/or releasing news to the media.

[More to follow]

Part One: Getting it together

Compile media list of local outlets

  1. Newspapers
    1. dailies
    2. weeklies
  2. Broadcast
    1. television
    2. radio
  3. Web
    1. community based

Part Two: What to report

Reporting events

Fedora releases

Activities related to a.

Other activities related to Fedora

local speakers on Fedora, etc.

Part Three: Getting your news out

  1. Press releases -- How to
    1. timetable/frequency
    2. writing
      1. content and length
      2. contact information
      3. supporting materials
    3. delivery of release
    4. follow-up with reporter/editor

Part Four: Cultivating your media contacts

Cultivating media contacts

What to do

What NOT to do

Part Five: You're on the air . . .

V. Finding yourself on television/radio

   a. What to do
   b. What NOT to do

[More to follow]