June 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm #38343
Quintus Furius CamillusDenarii: 𐆖 668.50PlebeiusBritannia
An astute citizen proposed setting up a Roman Republic newsletter (http://romanrepublic.org/roma/fora/topic/forum-activity/#post-38308).
As consul-elect, I promise to initiate this project. It is a very good idea.
Yesterday, my consul-elect colleague, Sextus Decius Mus, and myself met by video call with the webmaster of the Roman Republic, Publius Iunius Brutus. This was an informative meeting. As I understand it, it would be straightforward to initiate a digital newsletter. I’m told we already have all the resources to do this.
Therefore, I would like to recruit a citizen to spearhead this project. We would put out a newsletter every month. This citizen would be responsible for generating content and recruiting other interested citizens for the newsletter. The content would include as a minimum but not be limited to, interesting articles on Roman history, the CDR, and developments within the Roman Republic community.
The citizen who leads this project would be appointed as a consular assistant known as a Tribunus laticlavius. This is the highest level of assistant recognized in our laws and will include a denarii stipend. You can learn more about this position in LEX CURIATORUM: On Appointment and Removal of Unelected Magisterial Assistants.
I would like details of administration of this newsletter to be the responsibility of this Tribunus laticlavius. But the newsletter team is to include Consul Mus, myself, both praetors and tribunes, and the webmaster.
If you are interested in applying, please post a message here or send me a private message. Please also tell me your ideas you may have for this newsletter.
VALETE!June 27, 2020 at 6:53 pm #38395
Marca MarciaDenarii: 𐆖 43.70PlebeiusSarmatia
I in different organizations see this project with newspapers. I just wanted to share my thoughts. In Nova Roma, I saw such ideas, and they began in about the same way, but so far, the newspaper project is only in ideas and talks for last 5-6 months, because nobody really is in a hurry to work on this project, that is, the desire seems to be there, but there is no real work. At the same time, Nova Roma is in many ways similar to RR. At the same time, I look at the project of the newspaper in Byzantium Novum, as the newspaper has existed for many years and the Sarmatians are actively publishing there. But in Byzantium Novum, the situation is different, the forum is not used there, and all the activity in the Facebook groups, so the newspaper works, for example, I wrote there too, and I’m always interested to read, because the newspaper also has a collection of useful information, for example, contacts, list of offices, reports and more.
I just think that one should find out if such a newspaper is needed at all, whether there will be a demand for it, otherwise it will turn out that someone will spend energy on it, and practically no one will need it. Just in five days no one responded to this topic, and this raises doubts about the success of this newspaper.(((June 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm #38396
Gaius Cominius LaenasDenarii: 𐆖 1,817.85EquesterEria
I think the newsletter idea is good. But Marcia is also right. My career is partially in online marketing.
The newsletter should be brief and to the point. It should direct people to the website. It would basically be like a monthly digest of what’s going on, and to direct people to the site.
For example, you could have a section where the most interesting forum topics are highlighted. A section where the best bibliotheca article of the month is highlighted. Maybe even have a citizen of the month or province of the month highlighted for those who did good work over the month. Advertisements for upcoming festivals and how to get involved with relevant links to get more information.
Think of it as a way of keeping people up to date on things if they don’t follow the forums or social media. This probably is actually most people.
Also collect metrics on who opens the newsletter and where they click. Then improve the newsletter based on this.
If people need help getting this started, I’m happy to volunteer.
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