IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

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IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

Post by Laeral » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:35 am

IDU Regional Update
This thread is for the purposes of producing a newspaper-style news update for distribution to other regions. What follows are my ideas for how this update can be produced; these are subject to change. Feel free to post with any comments or criticisms.

Name: No clear ideas are coming to me for a name for the newspaper. "The Democrat" or "The IDU Democrat" seem like possibilities to me, although suggestions are appreciated.

Publishing Schedule: My intent is to publish an issue every three months, with a schedule as follows:
January: Winter
April: Spring
July: Summer
October: Autumn
This thread will be used to produce the Summer 2019 issue.

Format: To avoid complex formatting issues, I'm thinking that a straightforward, one article after the next, format should be used, similar to the various RP newsthreads that have sprung up on this forum.

Articles and Content:
I'm looking for authors to write each of the following articles, as sorted into sections.

Regional Government
-Article on the recent Delegate elections and Lauch's campaign promises. United New England
-Article on the IDUSA Speaker elections and LOM's campaign promises Christos
-Article on the new Delegate Council and it's relations to previous councils
-Interview with a regional officer (conducted via Discord or TG) United New England

Roleplay
-Article on the Bjeorg roleplay Zamastan
-Article on the proliferation of national newsthreads Libertas Omnium Maximus
-Article on the TRC roleplay Lauchenoiria
-Short 'spotlight' piece highlighting a specific roleplayer
-Short 'spotlight' piece highlighting a specific IDUwiki and news article Laeral

Please reply with this thread to tell me what articles you'd like to write, or if you have any ideas for another article. I've already signed up for one article, and I'll plan on taking whatever articles are left over. Once we have topics assigned, we can start writing and compiling them. Thanks for your participation!
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Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:47 am

I think that Gonhog and Christos would both be good candidates for writers for this. They are active and understand the interworking of The IDU well.

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Post by United New England » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:12 am

I’d be willing to interview one or more regional officers.

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Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:41 am

United New England wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:12 am
I’d be willing to interview one or more regional officers.
You would be another good candidate for a writer I believe.

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Post by United New England » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:58 pm

Libertas Omnium Maximus wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:41 am
United New England wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:12 am
I’d be willing to interview one or more regional officers.
You would be another good candidate for a writer I believe.
Thanks!

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Post by Laeral » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:27 pm

Thanks for signing up, UNE! I'll put you down for the interview.

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Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:15 pm

Are we planning on releasing a late Summer update or just waiting until October?

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Post by Laeral » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:35 pm

I'm planning on a late summer update. The individual articles don't have to be all that long, so I think it's reasonable to have it done in 2 weeks or so.

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Post by Christos » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:11 pm

I think there should be a list of nations that joined the IDUSA for every 3 months.
And maybe open up the interviews to more that regional officers. Knowing this is a post-election time having interviews it makes sense why it would be regional officers.

And if possible I could write a "How to Join the IDUSA In-Depth Guide." Don't know what category this could go in, maybe a Misc. section?

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Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

Post by United New England » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:21 pm

Laeral wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Thanks for signing up, UNE! I'll put you down for the interview.
Great! Are there any specific requirements I should know about?

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Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:26 am

Christos wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:11 pm
I think there should be a list of nations that joined the IDUSA for every 3 months.
And maybe open up the interviews to more that regional officers. Knowing this is a post-election time having interviews it makes sense why it would be regional officers.

And if possible I could write a "How to Join the IDUSA In-Depth Guide." Don't know what category this could go in, maybe a Misc. section?
That is a good idea but keep in mind that this is a newswire primarily going out to our Embassy Regions. They can't join the IDUSA so I am uncertain an article like that would be relevant to them. Maybe just an article on the IDUSA in general?

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Post by Laeral » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:25 pm

United New England wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:21 pm
Laeral wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Thanks for signing up, UNE! I'll put you down for the interview.
Great! Are there any specific requirements I should know about?
Not really. The focus of the interview, the type of questions, is all up to you. We don't exactly have a precedent to go off of here.

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Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

Post by Sanctaria » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:27 pm

Laeral wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:25 pm
United New England wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:21 pm


Great! Are there any specific requirements I should know about?
Not really. The focus of the interview, the type of questions, is all up to you. We don't exactly have a precedent to go off of here.
I'd recommend looking at The North Pacific's regional updates, they often do interviews with noteworthy residents, if I remember correctly.

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Post by Lauchenoiria » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:39 pm

I would of course encourage those not otherwise involved in regional government to write articles but if nobody else wants to & it's left over at the end, I'd be willing to do the TRC one. I am, after all, the world's foremost expert on the Second Lauchenoirian Civil War!

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Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:18 pm

You may also want to consider including a Regional Population and a WA population on region bar at the top.

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Post by Christos » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:24 am

I can try my hand on writing about the IDUSA Speaker elections and LOM's campaign promises. I used to be part of the journalism club at my high school but it’s been a while since I’ve actual written an article

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Post by Laeral » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:54 am

Christos wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:24 am
I can try my hand on writing about the IDUSA Speaker elections and LOM's campaign promises. I used to be part of the journalism club at my high school but it’s been a while since I’ve actual written an article
Glad to hear that! Thanks for agreeing to take it on.

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Post by Christos » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:28 pm

Some suggestions on names for the IDU Regional Update
Literally just looking for words that sound good together. May add more to the post later.

- Voice of Democracy
- The IDU Voice
- The Union Update
- Democracy Thoughts

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Post by United New England » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:33 pm

Having finished the interview, I can also cover the the Delegate election and Lauch's campaign promises.

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Post by Sanctaria » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:09 pm

I actually like Laeral's original suggestion - The Democrat.

I think it easily identifies the region, our system of governance, and it sounds like an actual paper name.

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Post by Sanctaria » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:09 pm

We're almost in Autumn now. When are we posting the Summer update?

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Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:48 am

I can take the article on the proliferation of national news threads.

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Post by Libertas Omnium Maximus » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:24 am

So, we have six days to release the summer update. What is the status on all of the articles? How many do we have done, etc.?

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Post by Laeral » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:20 pm

I've received LOM's article on the news threads, UNE's interview, and UNE's article on the Delegate elections, while I'm almost done with the wiki page article. Everything else still needs to be written, although we can drop one or two of the articles if we have to.

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Re: IDU Regional Update Drafting, Summer 2019

Post by Zamastan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:28 pm

Laeral wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:20 pm
I've received LOM's article on the news threads, UNE's interview, and UNE's article on the Delegate elections, while I'm almost done with the wiki page article. Everything else still needs to be written, although we can drop one or two of the articles if we have to.
Excited to see the final product!

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