Posts about Guidelines

May 11, 2020

Zoom and Global Voices – Communication and Safety Guidelines

Zoom isn't perfect, but it's the best solution we have right now. Read about our reasoning behind keeping it as tool we use in our work.

March 19, 2020

The art of hyperlinking in a Global Voices story

Hyperlinks serve a double purpose: they ensure transparency and credibility with our audience, but also help contextualize a subject or point readers to further resources. This is how hyperlinks should...

April 18, 2019

Taglines: What they are and how to use them

Taglines are not mandatory on GV stories, but a good one can heighten engagement in a story by arousing the reader's interest.

March 21, 2019

Embedding Tweets on GV: Tutorial video and updated guidelines to stop making translators sad!

Embedding tweets can be confusing but I've created a video tutorial and updated the official Twitter guidelines in the WordPress Posting Guide to make sure it's clear!

February 28, 2019

New Feature: Post Validation Checklist!

This is a quick post to introduce a new feature being added to the GV WordPress sites: Post validation! Learn how the new system ensures consistent post settings.

November 21, 2018

Guidelines for first-hand reporting

While GV is mostly a second-hand reporting site, we do sometimes engage in first-hand reporting. Here are a few things to bear in mind when you're reporting a story first-hand.

August 8, 2017

New GV Feature: Contributor Achievements!

Hi GV Community, we're launching a small new feature on the GV sites and I wanted to send out a warning because the feature will be sending you email and...

August 3, 2017

Facebook Sharing Woes: Using the URL Debugger to fix post metadata

When a post looks wrong when shared on Facebook or Twitter, use the Facebook Sharing Debugger and Twitter Card Validator to reset the metadata to fix the display!

July 18, 2017

Instagram Embeds on GV: Updated Guides

Hi all, quick post to point out that I've reviewed and updated the Instagram embedding guidelines for GV sites. It's nothing too wild, but there has been some confusion and...

March 16, 2017

GV Has Taglines On Posts Now?

Here at Global Voices Tech HQ (my apartment) we try to avoid overloading the editing process for GV posts with a million steps and processes because we don't want you to...