Merri growler editorial guidelines

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The Friends newsletter – Merri growler, is named after the endangered Growling grass frog - Litoria raniformis, which has been found along Merri Creek, and because growling is a form of communication. These guidelines are for contributors to, and editors of, the newsletter.

The newsletter has been produced online since February 2023 - see previous newsletters in our archive.

Newsletter aims

  • To report to members on FoMC activities.
  • To encourage community involvement in activities aimed at restoring and protecting Merri Creek.
  • To promote FoMC to key stakeholders, such as local government, members of Parliament and other community groups.

Newsletter editor

  • A voluntary editor, assistant editors and proof readers are appointed by the FoMC Committee.
  • Usually members who volunteer have some relevant experience/skill.

Guidelines for contributions

  • Articles should have some relevance to the following topics in this priority: (1) Merri Creek, (2) waterways, (3) the local environment, (4) the general environment.
  • Articles that are inconsistent with the policy directions of the FoMC Management Committee may be rejected. If in doubt, the editor may ask the Committee members for their decision by email.
  • Aim to keep jargon and technical language to a minimum to maximise accessbility.
  • Author to be identified and any relevant role or office.
  • A full-page article should be around 700 words.
  • Relevant photograph/s or diagram/s are encouraged, and permissions for copyright to be arranged by the authors.
  • The editor may make minor editorial changes to articles; however, contributors will be given the opportunity to review any significant changes.
  • Advertisements will not be accepted.

May 2024