Monday, July 2, 2007
This week at uuworld.org: Fireworks, GA, and affiliates.
How to have a hectic week in publishing a small magazine on the Web: Have two staff members get stuck flying home through Dallas while three of us have to take a sick day, then discover a pesky technical problem with the news blog and run into file compatibility problems with an essay you're preparing for publication. Delays! So, without further ado, a late edition of "This week at uuworld.org":
Meg Barnhouse likes fireworks — during church services! (She and Doug Muder are uuworld.org's two new columnists.) Meanwhile, Barbara Merritt tries to take her nonmaterialist values on vacation. And from the archives for the Fourth of July, Forrest Church asks, "What would Jefferson and Adams do?"
In the news, Tom Stites and I offer a news roundup from the UUA General Assembly in Portland June 20-24. Tom also reports on the UUA Board's decision June 25 to accept only two more independent affiliate organizations. (Tom retired June 30 after ten years with UU World — and spent his last week on the job covering GA and board business. Thanks, Tom!)
The General Assembly story reports on a major presentation by Daniel Ellsberg, former Sen. Mike Gravel, and former UUA President Robert West about Beacon Press's publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Last fall, uuworld.org ran this essay by Allison Trzop, whose Master's thesis initiated plans to bring Ellsberg, Gravel, and West together at GA. See also Doug Muder's front-page essay at DailyKos and Democracy Now host Amy Goodman's essay and video report about their presentation. Goodman moderated the discussion.
As I mentioned, the news blog hit some technical snags this week that we haven't figured out yet. In happier technological news, we're beta-testing our "printer-friendly version" tool; try it out on this week's stories and let me know how things print. Send the link to the article you printed to email@example.com and mention which operating system and browser you use. Thanks!
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 2 July 2007 at 8:08 PM