Content Submission Process
Our capacity to publish content from a wide variety of sources will expand over time as the site is developed but in the beginning we will be limited to the following processes:
- Content Submission: articles may be submitted to email@example.com or through a submission form on occupywallstreet.net (TBD)
- Occupy NewsWire Syndication: feature content from the Occupy.net News project
- Occupy Content Network: any original content published through an Content Partners
- Authors: submit content by emailing it to submissions[at]occupywallstreet[dot]net.
- Editor: Select content in the "Submitted" collection and edit it, and place finished work in the "Upload" collection.
- Copy Editors: Review the content in "Upload", edit it if necessary and place it into the CMS as "Edited"
- Content Managers: Publish and place the content onto the website.
Older graphic depiction of workflow v.1
Our capacity to publish content from a wide variety of sources will expand over time as the site is developed but in the beginning we are limited to the following processes:
- Sign up as a potential contributor and submit your content feed.
- Submit content to OccupyWallStreet.net by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Get published by [[Occupy Content Network#Content_Partners|a partner publication].
Read content submitted to OccupyWallStreet.net. If it aligns with the movement's principles and is of acceptable quality, the curator places it into the "Submitted" collection in the Google Apps account. (See more about curator's function below.)
How to become a curator:
- Apply for a reader.occupy.net account
- When your account is granted, import the streetnet OPML library.
- Publish items you think the editors should see and 'star' items you believe should be published.
- Add your feed links to the 'team' spreadsheet
Select content in the "Submitted" collection, edit it, add attribution and meta information, and place finished work in the "Upload" collection.
Review the content in "Upload", edit it if necessary and place it into the CMS as "Edited"
Publish and place the content onto the website.
The curator’s position is twofold:
- evaluating the submissions that are sent to email@example.com
- searching the nycga subdomains and affiliated websites for appropriate content
When evaluating the submissions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, the curator should input the date, author, and title of the piece into the email@example.com spreadsheet. The curator should indicate the category into which the submission falls, if applicable.
- GA Statement
The curator should then classify the submission according to a 4-point scale:
- The piece looks great and is ready for publication with no edits. This will apply to content that is being republished from another vetted publication.
- The piece looks good and will be submitted through the workflow for editing and publication.
- The piece is being tabled for now but might enter the workflow at another time.
- The piece is being rejected for poor quality, violation of the principles of solidarity, or the fact that it falls out of the scope of occupywallstreet.net
The curator should indicate any relevant impressions in the comments column of the spreadsheet.
When a content team member is promised a story by an author, the team member should indicate as much under the "Stories in Process" tab of the spreadsheet
- "Shit is fucked up and bullshit"
- "Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker." - Mikhail Bakunin
- "It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Krishnamurti
- "Without deviation progress is not possible." - Frank Zappa
- "No one is free who is not master of himself." - Claudius
- "If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion." - Noam Chomsky
- "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker
- "Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning." - Frederick Douglass
- "If you don't control your mind, someone else will." - John Allston
- "Grown men do not need leaders." - Edward Abbey
- "It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
- "Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others." - Edward Abbey
ref: mental anarchism
All content items will display attribution in the byline:
- If it comes from a working group, it will have the working group name and the author if specified
- If it comes from an occupy, it will have the author's name and occupation name as source
- If it's editorial it will have the author's name and OccupyWallStreet.net as source
Articles must contain the following elements, at a minimum
- Title: What is the name of the article?
- Summary/Excerpt: 140 characters or less!
- Category: Editorial | News | Analysis | Event | GA Statement
- Date: Publication Date
- Author: Author on the byline
- Source: If originally published elsewhere, name and link to source
- Pull-quotes (optional): Author on the byline
- Image(s) (optional): Engaging images to display in the article listing and in the body of the article; if no image is provided, a default image will be displayed.
- Editor: Responsible for quality control
- Documentation (optional)
- General notes
- Content items may be tagged with harmonized groupings and their occupation source from the Occupy.net Registry.
- Content items may be tagged with information describing the nature of their source:
- General Assembly Statements
- Working Group Chartered by a GA
- Content affiliates in solidarity with OWS