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The Barnraiser

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The Barnraiser is a 1-page daily "newspaper" we're publishing during the PL Barnraising as part of the Documentation Committee (DocCom). We see it as a lighthearted (but hard-hitting journalistic) way to summarize and share in a succinct, low-burden, but regular way, what's going on at our busiest and most productive event of the year!

Recruiting reporters & editors

Email and/or to become a reporter or editor! Despite limited page space, we're happy for any help we can get!



We'll use the talk page of this wiki page as a (chaotic) staging area to collect material and links over the course of each day. Please dump content there with your name.

We're planning on doing a digital layout using Google Drawings (for now), and the template is here. Please make a copy of the template and paste the link in here for each issue:

  • Issue 1:


Current reporters include @marlokeno, @patcoyle and @kanarinka.


Logos, graphics: barnraiser.svg and barnraiser.png


Feel free to upload photos here for upcoming issues; click "edit" and drag and drop them in:





After activities, the suggestion was to move onto actionable outcomes reports, victories.

@lizbarry: GLAMstuff: Gowanus bacterial reporting led to expansion of Superfund scope and area.

Also, "dead body" park resulting in actions to reduce sewage release into canal. Interesting twist on advocacy.