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Role of Editor/Blogger

Vision: you (and possibly others) are like an online newspaper editor on your specific topic
Goal: to promote awareness of your issue within the Christian community in order to bring social change
i.e. www.urbanministry.org/environmentaljustice

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  • TechMission UrbanMinistry.org Volunteer Channel Editor/Blogger Introduction
  • Role of Editor/Blogger
    • Vision: you (and possibly others) are like an online newspaper editor on your specific topic
    • Goal: to promote awareness of your issue within the Christian community in order to bring social change
      • i.e. www.urbanministry.org/environmentaljustice
  • Potential Channel Areas
    • By Issue:
      • AIDS, Poverty, Homelessness, Slavery and Human Trafficking, Global Hunger, Christians for Peace, Environmental Justice, People with Disabilities, Darfur/Sudan, Gender Equality, Racial Reconciliation, Christian Hip Hop, Theology and Social Justice, Urban Youth Ministry, Recovery
    • By Expertise:
      • Fundraising, Volunteering, Short Term Missions, Nonprofit Management
  • Potential Channel Areas
    • By Audience:
      • Black Christians, Latino Christians, Asian/Asian American Christians, Christian Women, Christians in Technology/Medicine/Law, etc.
    • By Regions/Languages
      • Africa, Asia, Latin America, specific countries,
      • Spanish, Chinese, French, etc.
  • Components of Each Channel
    • Blog: main focus of the site
    • Multimedia Content
      • Books
      • Image Gallery
      • Links (organizations, blogs, events)
      • Wiki
      • Videos
      • Newsfeeds
    • Social Network
      • Signup, E-mail Group Signup or Forums as Needed
  • Responsibilities of Channel Editors
    • Blog on topics of interest and in particular find articles and links of interest and write an intro to them
    • Find content on YouTube of interest & post videos on site
    • Find books on Amazon.com and post on site
    • Find organizations and events of interest and post them
    • Find Google News Searches with relevant content and post as RSS Feed
    • Find Volunteer Opportunities on ChristianVolunteering.org and get other organizations that have opportunities to post them on the site
  • Responsibilities of Channel Editors
    • Find Creative Commons licensed content and post (from Google and Flickr)
    • Create pages of content on topics and post as Wiki page
    • Create outline for topics to be filled in later in your Channel wiki
    • Find authors/speakers to donate their content to the site (papers, talks, etc.)
    • Social Networking
      • Create groups on Facebook and other social networks to gather Christians with a passion around this issue
    • Channel Promotion
      • Seek out blogs, users and other websites to link to your Channel
      • Get other bloggers to comment on your topics
  • Benefits and Expectations
    • You Provide
      • List of Goals for your Channel for the year
      • Time: at least 1-10 hours a month
      • Teamwork to work productively with other volunteer editors and staff
    • UrbanMinistry.org Provides
      • Access to over 100,000 monthly visitors
      • Training and staff technical support
      • Tools to import content from Amazon, YouTube, Flickr, Audio and RSS Newsfeeds
  • Ideal Outcomes Example: Environmental Justice Channel
    • In one year, with three editors, the environmental justice Channel will have:
      • Posted 50 blog entries
      • Wrote 10 Wiki pages and created an outline for 50 more pages that volunteers started to contribute to
      • Identified 100 books and links related to environmental justice and posted them
      • Identified 100 creative commons articles and photos on environmental justice and added them to the site
      • Get 10 Christian speakers to donate their talks on environmental justice to be used on the site and added to a Podcast
      • Added 50 videos from YouTube related to environmental justice
      • Develop a Facebook group for Christians and the Environment that includes over 1,000 members
      • Have 200 people from over 50 churches volunteer or take some type of concrete step toward social action