Newsletter

FOSSIL Kickoff Meeting

February 19, 2014

Newsletter Breakout Session

How often?

  • Quarterly (at least to start)

Format?

  • Email and pdf (for those who do not yet do email)

Content?

  • Featured fossil
  • Featured member or club/organization
  • Find of the month
  • Outreach
  • Field trips
  • 1 contribution from scientists, could be reprinted from national geo, etc.
  • 1 contribution from club
  • Might have club member write about a find or issue and have a scientist write a commentary
  • Topics could include collecting guidelines, ethics

Process?

  • Clubs submit articles and/or FOSSIL solicits and/or FOSSIL adapts/reprints from a club newsletter
  • FOSSIL should establish an archive or “bank” of articles that clubs could use in their newsletters
  • Need to establish some guidelines (e.g., how to submit, deadlines, basic style guide)

Who owns?

FOSSIL newsletter editor Shari Ellis. Photo by Jeff Gage, Florida Museum of Natural History.
FOSSIL newsletter editor Shari Ellis. Photo by Jeff Gage, Florida Museum of Natural History.

 

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