Hi Shirish, shirish शिरीष dijo [Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 03:34:20AM +0530]: > Dear Friends, > > I have been writing on and off for itsfoss.com for about a year now. > Due to forgetfulness, I forgot to announce debconf18 on itsfoss.com > which I hope to rectify before the end of the week. > > While talking with my editor about the debconf article I was asked by > my editor if there is possibility about becoming media partner and if > so then I'll have the responsibility of covering debconf.org > (...) > I am not sure what would be a good way forward in making the Debian > folks happy, my editor happy as well as myself. Hence have also > addressed debian-publicity as Laura has considerable experience and > expertise as she has been handling debian-publicity for quite sometime > now and Gunnar being the content head may probably have a tip or two > for me as well.
Ok, having been explicitly pointed to, I guess I must answer ;-) I don't have much of a clue of what being a "media partner" really entails. I guess it depends on the type of coverage itsfoss.com wants. I guess a good way to find out what would this mean for you is to talk with other people who have been -officially or not, both from the media outlet in question and from Debian- in a similar position; Antoine Beaupré is one of them, as he covered DC17 for LWN. I believe we will all be happy if DebConf is covered in more media. What does itsfoss want from you besides a couple of articles? What are they giving you or Debian? What are they expecting to get back? Do they need to be advertised in any way in connection to us?