Fedora Insight General News Workflow

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This page explains the workflow for submitting news articles to Fedora Insight. It is part of the Fedora Insight Workflow series and is intended for authors and editors.

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How to submit an article

A contributor who has an account can submit general news articles for publication with Fedora Insight at any time.

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This section is not finished.
We need to put details about how to make an account, which FAS group to apply to, etc. If you'd like to get started before these instructions are finished, that would actually be very helpful - it encourages us to finish them faster! Email the logistics list with a link to this page and an explanation of what you're trying to do.

Sign in and go to the contribute page

Go to the publictest instance of Fedora Insight and log in. Go to the general article submission page.

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This section is not finished.
URLs will need to be updated when FI goes into production.
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We need to add the "create new article" link to the front page of FI for authenticated users, then retake/republish screenshots of this section.
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This section is not finished.
If you'd like to get started before these instructions are finished, that would actually be very helpful - it encourages us to finish them faster! Email the logistics list with a link to this page and an explanation of what you're trying to do.

Pick a title and category

You should be looking at the entry screen for a general news submission. The first two entry forms are for "title" and "category."

  1. Write a title for your article. A title for the news item is required.
  2. Select a category. Look at the drop-down list and select an appropriate category for your article. You can choose whichever category you like, as long as you do not use the FWN categories.

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Write the text and summary

The next two sections of the entry form are text areas: the summary text area comes fist, followed by the story text area. Use the embedded embedded javascript editor to enter and edit the text of your article.

  1. Write the summary. This is 1-3 sentences that summarize the article you are writing. They can be taken directly from the article, if the article has a good summary phrase in it. The summary section is what will be displayed on the front page along with the article title - it is what will convince readers to read the rest of your article.
  2. Write the story. This is the main body of your article.
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I may be making this up.
I think this is what the summary section does, but I am not entirely sure.

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Pick publication and expiration dates

The last section of the entry form deals with "publication options." Ignore "Language" by now and look at "Publish date" and "Expire date."

  1. Publish date: Select a date for the item to be published on.
  2. Expire date: Select a date when the item should no longer be available.
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Do we want to put guidelines for these?
Ultimately, editors have final veto/say over publication dates, so these are the author's suggestions (which should almost always be followed). We may also want to suggest a default expiration date - say a week or two after the article's publication.

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Submit the article

Once you've filled in all the forms, click on the "Ready to Publish" button to submit the article to the editing process.

Congratulations, you're done! Now your editor will take it from here...

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Need to fix FI permissions...
the "publish" button should not be an option for contributors, but it showed up when I was logged in as a regular user.

Wait to hear back from your editor

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When can authors expect to hear back from editors, or however else they are supposed to find out whether/when their article will be published (and again once it is in fact published)?

How to edit an article

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This section is not finished.
We don't yet have a workflow for this section. If you'd like to be an editor and get started before these instructions are finished, that would actually be very helpful - it encourages us to finish them faster! Email the logistics list with a link to this page and an explanation of what you're trying to do.