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Public Lab Writing Group (PLWG)

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The Public Lab Writing Group (PLWG) was formed at the 2013 Barnraising as a means of systematically furthering the mission of Public Lab through publication, both internal and external.


The PLWG generates two publications on a monthly basis, one is a blog post for the Public Lab website and the other is an external publication, potentially a blog post for another site, book chapter, reviewed article, etc. A monthly Writing Leader is responsible for choosing a topic for the Public Lab blog post and finding an external publication to write for. Blog posts are expected to be completed and posted during the month in which they are begun. The time associated with external publications is dependent upon outside forces and are not expected to be completed within the month. Writing Leaders are responsible for stewarding the external publication begun during their month from initial writing through to final publication, including liaising with outside reviewers and making sure any requested edits are completed.


For multi-author papers, the order of authorship will be mutually agreed upon by all authors with the primary author being listed first. Where appropriate, authorship will be attributed to the Public Lab Writing Group.

Leader Schedule


November - Bronwen Densmore
December - Jessi Breen


January - Willie Schubert
February - ?

Writing Project Schedule


November - Barnraising summary blog post/???
November - PBS IdeaLab blog post November - ACME paper final review??? December - Eclectis project interview/???

Google Group

Joining the Google Group will mean that you'll receive emails from the group about current and upcoming writing projects. If you want to participate in the writing group, you should also add yourself to the member list below.

Public Lab Writing Group - Google Group

Members (6)

Listing oneself as a member of the PLWG means that you want to participate in writing projects, including serving as a Writing Leader on a rotating basis.

Jessi Breen
Bronwen Densmore
Willie Schubert
Liz Barry
Jeff Warren
Shannon Dosemagen