Editorial Guidelines and Contact

Editorial Guidelines

This document outlines the principles, practices, and policies that form the basis of The Community of Passionist Partner’s (CPP) blog and its content. Editorial staff and contributors will adhere to and be guided by these guidelines whenever and however they interact with the blog and its readers. The Editorial Guidelines are put in place and publicized to show that The CPP’s and its staff adheres to the highest standards of editorial integrity when publishing content online.

Editorial Staff

Editor In Chief  Dan O’Donnell
Curator(s)
Content Editor(s)

Principles of Publishing

The Community of Passionist Partner’s blog and its editorial staff and contributors adhere to a common set of blogging ethics as put forward by Morten Rand-Hendriksen (http://designisphilosophy.com/code-of-ethics-for-bloggers-social-media-and-content-creators/) and Tim O’Reilly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogger’s_Code_of_Conduct).

Goals

To provide a forum where partners can share CPP news, their thoughts, opinions and ideas especially as related to keeping alive the memory of the passion of Jesus Christ
To provide collaborative online education
To become a leading resource of information on compassion

Content Guidelines

• Be factual
• Be relevant and timely
• Be inspiring
• Ask questions, then answer them
• Solve problems
• Propose solutions

Tone

• Personal, light hearted or serious depending on the subject, challenging as well as supportive
• Language level reflective of their community
• 1st person and personal viewpoint
• Personal opinion should be expressed as that and not doctrinal to any particular established religion

Links and Embeds

Internal

• Links always open in same window except when pointing to referential material
• Links always have title tags describing the destination
• In-house embeds are always accompanied by direct link to asset
• In-house embeds are always described as CPP asset

External

• Links always open in new window
• Links always have title tags describing the destination
• When linking to 3rd party indicate this in plain text, e.g. “External link”.
• Embeds are always accompanied by direct link to asset
• Embeds are always preceded or followed by link to originator online profile or site

Images

• Images and graphics must be approved by Editor in Chief
• Licensing must be acquired for all images and graphics
• Creative Commons images and graphics can only be used with Editor in Chief approval
• Images and graphics should be produced in-house whenever possible
• When external images are used, proper attribution is required in caption, including originator name with link to online profile or site and description of image
• Images and graphics always have alt tags in accordance with W3C standards (http://www.w3schools.com/tags/att_img_alt.asp)

Content from External Sources

Contributed content

When content is submitted by external contributors:
• Editor in Chief must confirm licensing and copyright
• Statement to the effect that the opinions expressed in the content are those of the contributor and not CPP must be clearly stated
• Contributor name must be clearly displayed
• Link to contributor online profile or site should be displayed when appropriate
• Contributor must adhere to Editorial Guidelines

Quoted and referenced content

• All quotes and references must be approved by Editor in Chief
• Quote no more than two paragraphs for a maximum of 200 words
• All quotes are displayed in block quote format, separate from other content
• All quotes are followed by the originator name in plain text and a link to originating source
• All references are displayed in italicized format
• All references are followed by the originator name in plain text and a link to originating source
• All comments must be vetted by Editorial staff
• When a comment is flagged as spam it is quarantined in the Spam folder
• When a comment is held for moderation Editorial staff must approve, disapprove, or spam comment within 24 hours
• When a comment is disapproved Editorial staff can contact commenter at their discretion
• When a comment is edited such edits should be clearly marked in comment and commenter should be notified by Editorial staff
• Staff commenters must adhere to Editorial Guidelines when commenting

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