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Title: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/07/2018 11:05 pm
This is something that's worked so well for us over the years.....because we have a huge community here and with a community comes a bunch of people with various skillsets but all interested in the same thing.

If you tick the boxes below, you need to be sending me a PM.

1) Are you interested in rockets, spacecraft and have a passion for telling other people about them?

2) Can you string words together in a readable manner?

Bottom line. I have no doubt at all that hundreds of people who post on this forum would be more than capable of writing news articles for the site. I've seen forum posts that are better than some of our articles. When you're interested in something, that's half the battle. You don't need image editing skills or publishing tool experience, that's all for me to worry about. All I need are the paragraphs.

A style guide is the articles on site. If you read the articles, you know the sort of thing we're looking for. We have the tools, we have the content, we have the audience, we just need to expand our writer pool to convert news into articles to publish on our super revamped news site.

There's no pressure. Write whenever you want. You can be going to events under our media accreditation or sat at home writing on your laptop. It's all very flexible and all the reasons you may think result in a "nope, not for me" tend to be misconceptions of what it takes to write news.

Simply put. If you want to at least give it a go, we'll give you something to write up and let's take it from there.

Send me a message to say you're interested.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/11/2018 06:14 pm
ARTICLE: SpaceShipTwo begins 2018 test campaign in preparation for powered flight -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/spaceshiptwo-2018-test-campaign-preparation-powered-flight/

Debut NSF article by Michael Baylor, from this new writer pool we're building :)
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Lar on 01/11/2018 09:52 pm
congrats to Michael ... lovely article.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: 39B on 01/20/2018 02:31 pm
39B here, just sent a PM, but the software acted a little funny, so I'm not sure it actually worked. Putting this here as a back up plan. Holler if you'd like to discuss things further, kindest thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/20/2018 05:55 pm
It worked :)

Meanwhile....

Here's Justin Davenport's first article, per this new pool.

The K2-138 system: the first exoplanet system discovered by citizen scientists -
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/k2-138-system-first-exoplanet-system-discovered-citizen-scientists/
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/25/2018 02:10 pm
And another new writer.

Ian Atkinson's first article for NSF! :)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/kennedy-cape-brownsville-launch-pads-schedules/
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 02/07/2018 10:05 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/02/dream-chaser-date-maiden-mission-iss-crs2/

John Rumpf's first article for NSF :)
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: ritasay on 03/11/2018 11:55 pm
I will keep this mind, and once I have the guts will give it a try.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 06/12/2018 08:09 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/06/next-generation-russian-crew-vehicle-initial-testing/

- First article for NSF by Nicolas Pillet
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 09/20/2018 08:04 pm
ARTICLE: Building on New Shepard, Blue Origin to pump a billion dollars into New Glenn readiness -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/09/new-shepard-blue-origin-billion-new-glenn/ …

- by Thomas Burghardt (@TGMetsFan98) - his debut article for NSF.

Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Lar on 09/20/2018 11:52 pm
Congratulations, Thomas!!!
(and belated congrats to Nicolas!!!)
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 05/28/2019 02:09 pm

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/05/spacex-ramps-up-hopper-tests-loom/

- By Tyler Gray - his first article for NSF!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1133373800714768384
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/09/2019 08:06 pm
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/07/heliophysics-fleet-unlock-solar-wind-mysteries/

- By Jamie Groh - her first NSF article :)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1148684346108370952
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/16/2019 02:07 pm
ARTICLE: Falcon 9 preparing for Static Fire test ahead of CRS-18 mission -

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/07/falcon-9-static-fire-test-crs-18/

First article for NSF by Tobias Corbett!

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1151130907375362050
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Alec on 07/19/2019 12:24 am
Don't know if you are still looking but I am interested in joining the team as a reporter!
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/19/2019 03:16 pm
Don't know if you are still looking but I am interested in joining the team as a reporter!

Sure am! Sent you a message back :)
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: ChefwithaCamera on 07/22/2019 04:05 am
Hey, I sent you a DM about possibly becoming a reporter if you still have openings for more. @realChefJared
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 07/28/2019 07:05 pm
And boom! There's Jared's first article. :)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/07/ula-delays-protecting-100-percent-success/

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1155554446870568960
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/17/2019 04:54 pm
First article by Ivan Li!

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/08/china-first-launch-smart-dragon-1-small-satellite-vehicle/



https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1162768970002456577
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 10/08/2019 03:38 pm
Jacques van Oene has been a long time member here, but this is his first article for NSF.  :)

One on one ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Wörner

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/10/one-on-one-esa-johann-dietrich-worner/

Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: alexaltair on 10/11/2019 10:55 pm
Hi Chris, I sent you a DM a while ago, just pinging you on this thread since that seems to have worked for others. :) I love all the work you do!
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: joseph.a.navin on 11/06/2019 02:57 pm
Hello Chris, I would also like to look into writing for NSF, If that's possible.  8) I am extremely passionate about space and I write lots of technical articles for my High School.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: demorcef on 12/05/2019 03:54 pm
Hello Chris!

I am a long time enjoyer of http://nasaspaceflight.com. A while back you put out a request for volunteers to help support the site. Can you please let me know what needs you have so I can put my name forward? Thanks!
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/13/2020 06:34 pm
Hello Chris, I would also like to look into writing for NSF, If that's possible.  8) I am extremely passionate about space and I write lots of technical articles for my High School.

And here's Joseph's first article for NSF:

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1216805136753930243
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Chris Bergin on 01/16/2020 10:04 pm
Debut NSF article from Colin Fletcher: :)

https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1217944960235986944
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Nasagirl87 on 11/11/2020 11:30 pm
Good Evening Chris,
I'm extremely interested in writing an article for NSF or if you're in search of an additional reporter to join your team I would be honored if you give me the opportunity. Thank you for your time and consideration. 
Astrid Cordero.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: leovinus on 12/09/2020 04:19 pm
Not sure whether this is the right place but I just want to share suggestion on reporting please. This might be the right section as there is latent interest of people in writing articles.

While I listen to the NSF live on SN8 with its reporting talent, I hear a conversation like "if you like podcast, ask on this feed. More podcast, more YouTube, etc" and I think something like "There are better and other formats to communicate about space news and on my busy day, I just do not have the time to listen to the verbal chatter on YouTube or podcasts."

The spoken word is so fleeting, volatile, not searchable. Therefore, a suggestion. Would it be possible to increase the frequency of the written word, instead of the spoken word?

For example, a "NSF morning brief". A one pager in the mail, or in a thread, that shows succinctly a detailed technical or fun topic. Plus one or two illustrations? Plus some pointer to background reports? Or code or other rocket math that needs to be communicated in written form.
Something like
- here are the flaps of SN8 flapping (in a gif) and this is what they are testing
- you wonder about "vents"? These are the various five vents of a StarShip we identified.
- what's new on StarHopper? radar etc
- what about five lines of code to test the rocket equation?
- etc

Anyway, the idea is clear. Maybe it is a format for aspiring authors to contribute a written brief a day (to keep the doctor away) ?
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: StarshipSLS on 06/03/2021 12:54 am
I want to be one.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Tman on 07/25/2021 10:24 pm
I recently sent my message get back to me when you can thanks. :)
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Tman on 08/02/2021 12:58 am
I"ve dm you a couple times get back when you can.
Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: Steve Baker on 09/05/2021 11:45 pm
I've also PM'ed Chris asking if he's still looking for writers - but no response.   Presumably he's either already awash with offers - or perhaps just gets so many messages, he does not have the time to reply.

If you're listening Chris...

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Hi!  I heard on the grapevine that you're looking for writers for NSF.

I've written widely for Wikipedia (Username: "SteveBaker" - 30,000+ contributions) and managed to propel three articles onto the front page (which is TOUGH to do!).   I've had a steady 1 million views per week on Quora (Username: "Steve Baker" - 23,000 answers, 22,000 followers - between 1 to 2 million readers on average) - and I've written successfully for Medium.  I love to post serious answers to YouTube videos - and I have my own (not-so-successful) Blog site "LetsRunWithIt.com".   But I have always reached for a tougher writing challenge...maybe you guys are it.

I love to write on science subjects and specialize on writing in a way that non-scientists can understand - with humor and with careful research.   I'm a 3D computer graphics guru (on the programming side) and I work for a small company that is working on realistic lunar simulation for a variety of end users - including NASA.  If you need someone to geek-out on the weird ways that light is reflected from the lunar surface - I'm your man!

I write because I love writing - I love educating - and selfishly because it gives me a reason to study something interesting and widen my personal knowledge.

I own a Tesla, I've watched every scrap of coverage from Boca Chica - and I only live a day's drive away.

I have a boatload of experience in 3D graphics - I can build websites and video games - and I have enough knowledge about embedded computing to help out with stuff like robot cameras.

I have no idea what you're looking for - but perhaps you could fill me in...heck, give me a challenge.

<[email protected]>
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Title: Re: Become a reporter for NSF
Post by: jackvancouver on 07/23/2022 08:51 am
Not necessarily a reporter but because it's remote work, I'm interested in video editing work.