Marspedia:Editorial Minutes 10/1/2018

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Marspedia Editorial Subcommittee Weekly Meeting

We convened this meeting as a teleconference using the Zoom.US service on October 1, 2018.


James Burk, Bruce Mackenzie, Frank Crossman, Jim LeFavre, Jim Ehrhart


  • Kickoff of Science Journalism Internship Program
  • Review of Trello Board

Kickoff of Science Journalism Internship Program

We are nearly ready to start the Science Journalism program. James will be sending out the materials this week and Frank, Bruce and Susan Holden Martin have all offered to contact Universities on our behalf. We are going to start with 7 schools:

MIT - Bruce

Johns Hopkins (MD) - Susan

Columbia (NYC) - Susan

UC Santa Cruz - Frank

Berkeley - Frank

Boston U - Bruce

Emerson College - Bruce

James will email out the materials and also post information on

Trello Board Review

We reviewed the progress of the Needed Articles Spreadsheet which the entire Editorial Subcommittee is working on.

The intent of the spreadsheet is to capture all the article ideas we've had in the course of creating our new Category Hierarchy, and to come up with any new ideas in looking at each category. The spreadsheet is organized with all the categories in column A, and columns B-C-D and beyond can be used for ideas for articles or article groups. Anybody is free to add to this spreadsheet.

Once we have enough ideas, we will prioritize this and update the Needed Articles page on the wiki. This will also be the source of work assignments for editorial team members and interns to improve the wiki long-term.

We reviewed & discussed the other items on our Trello board.

Jim LeFavre agreed to update our Mars article.

Action Items for Next Week

  • James to update flyer based on our discussion.
  • James to update the wiki with program info.
  • Everybody to continue adding to Needed Articles Spreadsheet.
  • Jim LeFavre to work on Mars article.

Trello Board

Trello Board