[Fsfe-ie] press releases
ifso at gibiris.org
Fri May 7 12:08:18 CEST 2004
I also think that we should nominate a PRO. If one of us is contacted by a
radio or TV programme (or even a newspaper) we should be able to let them
know who the official point of contact is.
Perhaps something for the next meeting on the 18th?
Éibhear Ó hAnluain
--------- Original Message --------
From: teresahackett at eircom.net
To: fsfe-ie at fsfeurope.org <fsfe-ie at fsfeurope.org>
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-ie] press releases
Date: 06/05/04 22:07
> Agreed. But letters and press releases are different, and I think we need
both, but the authorisation process is similar. We just need to settle a
procedure. For press releases, how about:
> 1. Make a pro-forma document with standard IFSO header, intro paragraph,
blank for text, contact info - to be used for all press releases.
> 2. When a topic comes up, slot in the text and send to committee, the
website lists: Ciaran O'Riordan, Chairman;Glenn Strong, Secretary,
webmaster;Aidan Delaney, Treasurer;Malcolm Tyrrell
> 3. Approval from Ciaran (as chair) and one other?
> 4. When approved, final version to list
> 5. Publish on press release section on website.
> It doesn't take that long to do a press release, it's no more than 2-3
paragaphs of text. I'm happy to do the pro-forma bit after my exams, if this
> > For the last 2-3 meetings, one thing on the agenda was to sort out
> > of sending out letters "as IFSO". Press releases in
essence, but we still
> > called them letters. For some reason this topic never gets sorted
> > As a real quick fix, I suggest that anything with the go-ahead from
> > committee members should be permitted to be sent "as IFSO".
> > There's a balance to be struck between speed and correctness/review.
> > but equally important is that people should still send stuff as
> > like Ians letter to Morning Ireland. IFSO should be able to add
> > an issue, but the existence of IFSO shouldn't stop others from doing
> > --=20
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