[ASC-list] Sharing ASC events << Phil sent direct, not via ASC list >>

Ian ianw2 at exemail.com.au
Thu Mar 21 23:20:03 UTC 2013

Re. Phil's off-list comments (below):

given limited resources, I think that ASC has to accept reasonable
contribution from as many people as possible and try to channel/multiply
them effectively:  from

* quick notes on the Listserver: e.g. pointing out newsy and interesting
things etc. (complete with typos and oopsies due to speed and no proof

* official summaries/articles in the monthly Newsletter,

through to

* original ASC productions (as suggested).

My experience is that good editing of original audio/video may take 10 to
100 times as long as the original recording;  i.e. much more than text.

Unedited productions, (i.e. for members only, with appropriate caveats), may
be necessary or else the projects will become too difficult/expensive.

Re. material originated by others:  Uni's are producing podcasts and videos
of talks, TED commissions speakers, ABC makes "Big Ideas", students do
assignments;  YouTube etc. will store almost anything online ...  but often
good content gets poor pre- publicity and insufficient notice afterwards.

I think that ASC'ers should be naturals to better share the "highlighting"
and "indexing" of this other information, (hopefully with minimal workload).

Re. students:  what about encouraging them with awards, and/or cheap/free

Ian (not Woolf)  ;-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Dooley, Phil [mailto:Phil.Dooley at jet.efda.org] 
Sent: Thursday, 21 March 2013 8:04 PM
To: Lamberts Rod; Jess Tyler
Cc: Susan Kirk; office at asc.asn.au; ianw2 at exemail.com.au;
willrifkinphd at gmail.com
Subject: RE: Sharing ASC events << sent direct not via ASC list >>

... sorry membership lapsed so can't post to list, BUT

This has come up before, the plan in NSW was to get a keen student/up and
comer/ cadet journalist / sci comm starter-outer  to cover each event we
did.  A way for them to get skills perhaps aided by other more experienced
members, and some profile when they post their handiwork on the list.  Will
Rifkin's idea I think

Students studying journalism, video, writing, audio engineering could find
this useful real-world experience.

Ian Woolf tried out a few podcasty-vodcasty things a few years back, but we
found the technical issues of getting good sound and then having time to
edit pretty much defeated us...

I know sometime people follow conferences etc on twitter, does one ever get
a significant benefit from this kind of resource sharing? ( seems to me a
bit piecemeal) . However posting live to some social media site would seem
to have some potential, if you had allocated people to do it properly.

Dr Phil Dooley, News and Education, Public Information Office
JET, European Fusion Development Agreement
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Oxfordshire,OX14 3DB, UK
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