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Fedora Weekly News: Beats

The weekly news are separated into beats. A beat, derived from newspaper and laboratory usage, is the act of reporting news or research results; or a round or course which is frequently gone over, by a newspaper reporter.

Beats Overview


Beats Sections

These are the pages where the weekly news beats are written. Content here may be derived from bugzilla reports, blog posts and mailing list discussions.

Beat Writer April 4, 2012
FWN/Beats/Welcome Pascal Calarco or Adam Williamson COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/Announcements Pascal Calarco or Rashadul Islam COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/InTheNews Jason Brooks COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/Ambassadors Buddhika Kurera incomplete
FWN/Beats/QualityAssurance Adam Williamson incomplete
FWN/Beats/Translation Runa Bhattacharjee incomplete
FWN/Beats/Design Nicu Buculei incomplete
FWN/Beats/SecurityAdvisories User:Astiando COMPLETE
FWN/Beats/LATAM Guillermo Gómez incomplete
FWN/Beats/PlanetFedora Joel Braun incomplete


If you are interested in contributing to Fedora Weekly News see the Join page.

  1. Read the information sources for your beat. Usually, this will be a team's mailing list archives and meeting logs.
  2. Decide what are the 1-5 important things that have happened in your beat's area of focus during the past week that everyone in the Fedora community should know.
  3. Write up a summary of those important things in (look at the table above for a list of current beats). Looking at the pages for other beats should give you an idea of formatting, writing style, length, and how to link in references.
  4. Edit the table in so that the entry for the section you just wrote reads "COMPLETE" instead of "incomplete."
  5. Email the Fedora news list ( and let us all know you're done.

If you have any questions, ask on the fedora-news-list.