a system for easy aggregation of state/city articles to the us site
this would involve either grabbing the article through an rdf feed or some other automated method, done through the dada editor interface. ''Question: does this mean that each article would be selected through an interface? What happens when they're selected - do they become features? Do they get the timestamp of the original article, or of when they were 'posted' to the US IMC site?'' * there's already a newsfeeder thing inside the newer dada releases, so that makes it a little easier. i think we'll want to build a new module though.
a new design/automated layout in /home
one major story, with a few smaller stories underneath it with reduced image sizes and shortened summaries
this should be automated, meaning there have to be new smaller thumbs created for the mini-features, and the layout and ordering should be changable through the editor interface
if we follow the example from michigan, we need also to put articles 2-5 (or whatever) into two columns with images, and then two columns of just headlines. Need to define what kind of article would appear in each column. Here's a suggestion: The newest feature will be the big one up top, and then the next x newest will be divided into two lists, perhaps 'news' and 'other' (including commentary, announcements, reviews, and interviews). News would be in the left column, 'other' on the right.
we have us.indymedia.org
we want indymedia.us, which is owned by an indymedia person in seattle. we just have to talk to this person.