GNOME News & Blogs
Spreading the word about what is going on in GNOME is a vital part of GNOME engagement, and it is a great way to contribute to the project. It is also an important way in which we can communicate GNOME's vision and mission.
GNOME News communicates all the cool and exciting things that are happening in the project to external audiences, and is one of the main ways that we can get people interested in our project as users, contributors and supports.
The Engagement Blog focuses on the people side of things within the GNOME community. This is where we can highlight members of our community and their contributions.
GNOME has a surprisingly large number of news streams and channels. These are the key ones that GNOME news focuses on:
- www.gnome.org/news - our central place for posting GNOME news items
- www.gnome.org/press-releases - where press releases are posted
- Social media streams (Twitter, Facebook, G+) - these constitute our main social media presence
How to Help
GNOME News: We always need contributors to help with GNOME news, by writing and editing news posts. Just ask on the IRC channel or mailing list if you want advice. You can also get ideas for news content by:
Subscribing to the GNOME engagement mailing list and joining the #engagement IRC channel
Follow what's happening in GNOME by reading Planet GNOME and other mailing lists
Engagement Blog: If you'd like to feature someone on the Engagement Blog and write a post about them, we recommend that you take a look at our interview guide.
Once you've written a news or blog post, you can ask one of the news crew to post it for you using the normal engagement channels. Later, we will give you a gnome.org or engagement blog account so you can post things yourself.
Got a piece of GNOME news that you want to send out to the world? Getting the word out is easy. The standard procedure for making announcements goes like this: