The Barnraiser

The Barnraiser is a 1-page daily "newspaper" we're publishing during the [PL Barnraising](/barnraising) as part of the Documentation Committee (DocCom). We see it as a lighthearted (but hard-hitting journalistic) way to summarize and share in a succinct, low-burden, but regular way, what's going on at our busiest and most productive event of the year! These mini newspapers were inspired by ones made by Lucia Jazayeri, who does Creative Direction at [Clover Food Lab]( **** ## Questions [questions:barnraiser] **** ## Guides Download the Reporter's Worksheet here: reporters-worksheet-2.pdf [activities:barnraiser] **** [![IMG_20170624_150422_187.jpg](]( ## Layout We do a paper-based layout, as shown above, on a poster!! Each column is 1/2 of a letter sized sheet, and two pages tall, for a 4 or 5 column wide layout, depending on how much content you have. Articles are hand-written in sharpie. We pre-draw the header (masthead?) on the poster, and reuse the layout -- use tape you can remove. Once completed, we photograph the poster and increase contrast and brightness to get a clean copy. Then we import it into Google Presentations and place the images in their spots digitally. We set the page size to custom -- letter sized -- and export as PDF. **** ![image description]( The very serious journalists of the Barnraiser in West Virginia. @zengirl2 and Carla! ### Reporters [people:barnraiser] Join the Barnraiser's "staff"! Despite limited page space, we're happy for any help we can get! Please also [leave a comment](/wiki/the-barnraiser/comments) to get involved. We're specifically looking for: * reporters to cover Barnraising events, sessions, and culture * photographers to get great front-page images * editors to help polish/trim/layout the final paper * publishers to get up early to print & distribute Over the course of the day, we collect article ideas on the poster layout in the main event space -- and we ask for article ideas at the beginning and end of each day. **** ## 2017 Barnraising ### Issue 1 [TheAnnualBarnraiser2017-issue-1.pdf]( ### Issue 2 The_Annual_Barnraiser_2017.pdf We're starting by taking notes on the layout board in the Auditorium, and on this notepad: > You can also post pictures, notes, comments, or anything here: > ### Editorial & Layout Meeting We'll be meeting just after dinner to collect up articles, and start layout for our first issue. Find Jeff! Typically, we ask folks to collect story ideas and take notes throughout the day -- at the Barnraising, each session tries to wrap up with some "takeaways" to report back during dinner. These are also great story material, and asking people for articles during the dinner report-backs is a good way to invite people to join in. Photos may be posted to social media under the hashtags `#barnraising` and `#barnraising2017` -- * * Please feel free to upload images to this post: **** ## 2019 Galveston Barnraising The_Annual_Barnraiser_2019_-1-.pdf ### 2018 Newark Barnraising barnraiser-newark-2018-1.pdf barnraiser-newark-2018-2-i.pdf ### 2017 Annual Barnraising * [Working document]( * Images/notes collection: **** ### Appalachia Barnraiser [barnraiser-2017-wv.pdf]( ![image description]( "barnraiser-wv-2017.jpg") ### Publishing We'll use the [talk page of this wiki page]( as a (chaotic) staging area to collect material and links over the course of each day. Please dump content there with your name -- and/or just take paper notes and come to the editorial meeting at the end of the day! [![IMG_20170624_083158_552.jpg](]( [![IMG_20170624_213929_767.jpg](]( [![IMG_20170624_150422_187.jpg](]( **** ## Past issues ## 2016 2 issues: [The_Barnraiser_2016_v2i1.pdf]( [Working images from 2015 can be found here](/wiki/the-barnraiser-2015) ### 2016 Annual Barnraising - [Working document]( (Google Presentation) - PDF: [The-Barnraiser-2016-annual.pdf]( ### Issue 1: Friday Nov 19 PDF: barnraiser-2015-11-19.pdf Layout: ### Issue 2: Saturday Nov 20 PDF: The_Barnraiser_--_Saturday__Nov_20.pdf Layout: ### Issue 3: Sunday Nov 21 PDF: The_Barnraiser_--_Sunday__Nov_21.pdf Layout: **** ### Resources [![IMG_20170624_083155_380.jpg](]( 2015 Logos, graphics: barnraiser.svg and barnraiser.png **** Compiled pdfs: barnraisers.pdf [![IMG_20190323_151705_2.jpg](/i/30599)](/i/30599?s=o) [![IMG_20190323_152330_2.jpg](/i/30600)](/i/30600?s=o) ...

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zengirl2 "Just wanted to give a +1 for this post because the newspaper is one of my faves for the Barnraisings. There's something so wonderful about print be..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "@AyakoM -- not totally done but here's a start! Hope yours is going well, and eager to see the pictures! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
eustatic "very fun! thanks, jeff for your innovative intragram layout work " | Read more » over 7 years ago
cfastie "@liz, I'm glad you appreciate my fowl sense of humor. " | Read more » over 8 years ago
liz "Ha @cfastie! i just got that " | Read more » over 8 years ago
cfastie "Congratulations on your award. The reported stories had many layers. " | Read more » over 8 years ago