4- Become a CuratorHow to moderate an aircast

Summary

Curate an Interview

Curators can conduct online video interviews of politicians and include the videos as Top News items as well as insert into other sections of a post. Politicians will have approx. one minute or less to answer questions.

US onAir Editors will assist curators with these interviews by:

  1. Supporting the scheduling and recording of an interview through our Google Meet enterprise account (no limit on time and ability to livestream to 100,000 viewers)
  2. Providing a list of standard general and issue focused questions that all candidates and representatives will be asked
  3. Editing interviews into one minute segments for insertion into their About and Issues sections of the post

Below are some standard questions we like to ask all interviewees in addition to issue-related questions

  1. Why did you get involved in politics?
  2. What is your most significant accomplishment?
  3. What is the most important new legislation you want to support?
  4. How can the public get more engaged in and impact our democracy?

Model Interview

How to curate an Aircast

How to curate an Aircast

How to Conduct an Online Interview
Overview
Model email
Production

Re: Online interview with Virginia onAir

To: Candidates  cc: Chief of Staff and PR person

Dear Honorable __________ (Ms. or Mr. for challengers),

My name is ___________. I live in US House District ___. I am a member of _______. I am also curating posts on the 2020 Election for US House District ? put link here (each slide leads to a full post). We would appreciate your review of our posts on you and your election, with any additions or edits you may have.

I would like to conduct an online interview with you which I will record and insert into these posts. Our standard questions to all interviewees are:

  • Why did you get involved in politics?
  • What is your most significant accomplishment?
  • What is the most important new legislation you want to support?
  • How can the public get more engaged in and impact our democracy?

We request you keep your answers to one minute or less. If you have more than 5 minutes, I would like to record your positions (up to two minutes each) on any of these issues: Civil Rights, Governance, Economy, Environment, Education, Health Care, Immigration, and International, and any other iissues of your choice.

To learn more about Virginia onAir and the US onAir Network, see our two minute video and accompanying informationput link here

I appreciate your attention to my request.

All the best,

Kerrie

First Name  Last Name
Curator, Virginia onAir

Curated state Hub: va.onair.cc
Network of 50 state Hubs: us.onair.cc

Learn  –  Discuss  –  Engage

Intro

Video intro script:

Hi… My name is _____ . I am the lead curator for this post on _______________ in the _______ onAir governance and elections Hub.

Today I am interviewing ______________

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How to moderate a postHow to moderate a post

1- To become a post moderator, you will need to be an onAir member (and a member of the Hub your posts are located).

2- Send an email to the post’s curator listed in the “Discuss” section of the post and request permission to become the post’s moderator. You will then be able to moderate feedback and forums as well as add recent significant news items and content to the post.

3- To moderate a post, select “Moderate my posts” under the “Moderate ” button in the site header or go to a specific post they are co-authoring and select the pencil icon located at the top of the post sidebar above the table of contents

Summary

1- To become a post moderator, you will need to be an onAir member (and a member of the Hub your posts are located).

2- Send an email to the post’s curator listed in the “Discuss” section of the post and request permission to become the post’s moderator. You will then be able to moderate feedback and forums as well as add recent significant news items and content to the post.

3- To moderate a post, select “Moderate my posts” under the “Moderate ” button in the site header or go to a specific post they are co-authoring and select the pencil icon located at the top of the post sidebar above the table of contents

Guidelines

Post Discussions

1- We encourage civil and honest discourse without allowing for harassment or threats to personal safety.  Any user or content that infringes on this goal will be removed from the platform.

Our takedown rules and guidelines will evolve as political discourse evolves. Our Curation Principles will undergo an annual review to ensure that they match the evolving nature of political discussion. All users will be fully notified of changes to the platform’s guidelines. Ad hoc reviews of rules and guidelines will also occur if needed, and Democracy onAir reserves the right to make case-by-case decisions if content does not fit cleanly into a category but nonetheless runs counter to our general principles. See Terms of Service for more detail.

2- Ad hominem comments are discouraged

Post Content

Below are the guidelines for editing and adding post content:

1- Close coordination with person or persons associated with post e.g. interface with candidate or committee chair and their staff for accuracy and comprehensiveness of content

2- Full citation and credit: All included information will include source information and hyperlinks.

3- Post viewers can suggest edits and new content

Moderating Discussions

Forums

Moderating Feedback

Any Hub member can submit to the post curator a question (and suggest additions and edits to the post).  The curator, if he or she deems that the content of the feedback meets the onAir curation guidelines, can insert the question into a post as well as convey questions to the politician or subject matter expert referenced in a post.

For politician posts, Hub members can also, if appropriate, send the curator an “endorsement” to be placed in the post.

To add an endorsement, select the “Add Q&A” button in the lower right corner then fill in the fields.

Curator tutorials 4

Adding News items

1. To add a Top News item to a post, authors (after logging in), click on the “Top News” button in the left column.

2. To determine where to place the item, hover over the far right area of the post until you see the plus icon that says “Add item”.

Curator tutorials

3. After selecting “Add items”, a set of entry fields will appear

Curator tutorials 2

4. Select the item type (e.g. video or article) you want to add from the drop down….

Curator tutorials 3

 

 

 

 

Curators can also add OnAir videos of recorded online events such as debates, town halls and forums. Your Hub editor will assist you and other US onAir members with the scheduling, promotion, production and editing of these events.

4. All item types require at minimum a “Title” and a “Source URL” (web link) to the item.

5. For videos that use a YouTube or Vimeo player, insert the link (source URL) at the top of the video. For other “shareable” videos, have the post’s editor add the video. When adding a video, it is recommended that curators add the source date and length of video.

6. When adding an article, in addition to the above actions, you must add some content e.g. a subtitle and two to three paragraphs from the article.

Editing Content

To make minor edits to a post, select the heading with the content you want to edit. Editing is very similar to editing a word document. To add formatted text, select the Paste unformatted icon icon and paste in your content.

To add a YouTube or Vimeo video, copy the url for the video and Insert into post.

If you have any questions or want to make edits not discussed above,  please contact your post’s curator.

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Become a PartnerBecome a Partner

If your organization would like to partner with Virginia onAir, contact Todd.Gillette@onair.cc.

There are a number of ways to partner with Virginia onAir. The most significant way is to become a Curation Affiliate. Curation affiliates can give their members an opportunity to curate posts by aggregating content, moderating discussions, and conducting aircasts (livestream interviews, town halls, debates, and other events with the ability of Hub members to participate in the livestream directly or indirectly via chat questions and comments.

Summary

If your organization would like to partner with Virginia onAir, contact Todd.Gillette@onair.cc.

There are a number of ways to partner with Virginia onAir. The most significant way is to become a Curation Affiliate. Curation affiliates can give their members an opportunity to curate posts by aggregating content, moderating discussions, and conducting aircasts (livestream interviews, town halls, debates, and other events with the ability of Hub members to participate in the livestream directly or indirectly via chat questions and comments.

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Become an onAir MemberBecome an onAir Member

OnAir membership is currently on an invitation-only basis. Anyone with a “.edu” address will automatically be approved.

All you need become an onAir member is your first and last name, your email address, and your zip code.

Fill out the form below to become an onAir member. It’s free!

Summary

OnAir membership is currently on an invitation-only basis. Anyone with a “.edu” address will automatically be approved.

All you need become an onAir member is your first and last name, your email address, and your zip code.

Fill out the form below to become an onAir member. It’s free!

Membership Form

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OnAir Membership

OnAir membership will enable you to:

  • Participate in forum discussions in posts
  • Give feedback to onAir Moderators and Curators on post content;
  • Ask questions, make suggestions, and give endorsements;
  • Participate in aircasts (livestreamed Zoom events) as part of audience;

To learn more about onAir membership and this Hub, go to the posts under the About and Opportunities sections in the site header.

Privacy Policy

Your Hub activity is NOT tracked or shared. Simply visiting any US onAir network Hub also does not expose your identity publicly.

When you submit personal information to Virginia onAir for any purpose, your information will not be sold or shared with any third parties unless you give consent.

You also can, at any time, request that your information be deleted. Such requests will be honored within one business day.

To learn more, go to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy posts.

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