Apr 7, 17 / Tau 13, 01 01:56 UTC
The Asgardia News Network (ANN) nears completion ¶
I wanted to introduce myself, for those who do not know me or are unfamiliar with my dealings within Asgardia. I am the founder of Voices of Asgardia Official - World Asgardian Radio, and the volunteer Communications Coordinator for Civic Asgardia. I have taken the yoke of responsibility to set up better pathways for information flow to keep you, the citizens of Asgardia, informed on our nation's progress.
A few months ago I proposed a project called the ANN - The Asgardia News Network. This proposal was designed to begin generating media within Asgardia itself. I am pleased to announce that the Communications Division of Civic Asgardia is well into development, and the ANN is nearing completion.
At the time of the proposal, there were several newspapers started that were themed specifically for Asgardia; however, upon finding out that the work was going to remain volunteer for a while, most of the projects faded as they lacked the physical support and information flow to continue them. VOA (Voices of Asgardia) has somehow managed to weather this storm, thanks to the powerful contributions by our staff who remain committed to it, no matter the outcome.
The ANN is almost complete and very soon there will be new information out to disseminate to the public. I'm asking you to help me do it by starting your own Asgardian media initiative. There will be no financial support for a while, so it's going to take a passion for the dream and a lot of elbow grease. The rewards will be tremendous, and your countrymen will benefit from your efforts.
Your news outlet does not have to be in English; in fact, I encourage our more estranged communities to reach out to Asgardians in their own languages. Everyone deserves to know what's going on, and even though I can't facilitate all languages, you in the community can. This is a community effort.
I remain committed as a father of two and the founder and lead administrator of Voices of Asgardia to bringing whatever information is available to our citizens. I apologize if things have been blurry the last few months, many things were in development and a lot of the foundation had to be built to reach this point. And now here we are. You each can build your own skyscraper, but you'll need to put in the work to get it done. It will take time, synergy, and coordination, but I know there are those individuals out there that can achieve those goals. Asgardia wants you to be successful, this is your chance to help your community.
I will be answering questions below in the comments if you have any. If there is a delay in response I apologize - I also have two little Asgardians who need my tender loving care - but I will answer as I am able.
To finalize, the ANN is coming - a community pool of articles written by both Asgardian employees and volunteers - ranging in topics from news to the daily life of an Asgardian. You can contribute to our success by helping us get the word out through your own mediums and/or writing your own articles to contribute back to the ANN newspool.
I look forward to speaking with you, and in the words of our founding father, I embrace you, and every one of you.
Communications Coordinator, Civic Asgardia
Administrator, Voices of Asgardia