The Pagan Newswire Collective: is an open collective of Pagan journalists, newsmakers, media liaisons, and writers who are interested in sharing and promoting primary-source reporting from within our interconnected communities.
Heather Biedermann, Webmaster
Nels Linde -Editor
Cara Schulz – Editor
Jenna Touchette – Photojournalist
PNC-Minnesota welcomes your feedback, insight, and commentary. Because this site wants to foster an atmosphere that is welcoming to everyone, please take note of our comment policy.
1. Please keep discussions civil. A civil discussion is free of personal attacks, rudeness, and aggressive behaviors that lead to conflict. We realize that you are human, so minor and isolated incidents of incivility will generally be tolerated so long as a pattern of incivility does not emerge.
2. Debate the idea(s), not the person. As noted above, personal attacks aren’t welcome. Avoid insulting “cute” nicknames for political parties and famous personages that get thrown around the rest of the political blogosphere.
3. Comments that are libelous, defamatory, pornographic, harassing, threatening, or hateful (racially, ethnically, or religiously) will be deleted without debate.
4. A pattern of incivility, hostility and harassment towards other readers, or unwillingness to respect the rules laid out here, will result in a permanent ban from this site.
5. Unless specifically called for, do not post advertisements for your business/school/site/etsy shop in the comments.
This site is our “hall”, and we expect guests to PNC-Minnesota to abide by the concept of hospitality. A sacred concept found throughout the ancient pagan world. Spirited discourse, debate, and even vehement disagreement, is fine, but as guests enjoying your stay here, we ask you to remember that hospitality is reciprocal. In return for us assuming your good intentions, and providing a sounding-board on important issues, we ask for to you abide by our guidelines.
The Pagan Newswire Collective Principles of Unity:
The PNC is committed to the education and enrichment of the interconnected Pagan and Heathen communities and their allies through the medium of news gathering and journalism. The PNC believes that good journalism is vital to our future.
The PNC will at all times aspire to ideals of transparency, balance, and fairness in the pursuit of a story. We will not use our positions within the collective to sway opinion in local personal disputes or “Witch Wars”, nor will we let personal ideology or theology erode our impartiality.
Within the PNC-MN organization:
The Pagan Newswire Collective is committed to the development of non-hierarchical and anti-authoritarian relationships, from interpersonal relationships to group dynamics. Therefore, we shall organize ourselves collectively and be committed to the principle of consensus decision making and the development of a direct, participatory democratic process that is transparent to those involved.
PNC members and working groups will recognize that the contribution of an individual’s labor is prerequisite for participation in the decision making process. Individuals who are not contributing tangible labor to a PNC working group will be encouraged to share their views but may not “block” a consensus.
The Pagan Newswire Collective, whenever possible, will commit to the use of free software and open source code in order to develop the digital infrastructure and increase independence by not relying on proprietary software.
The Pagan Newswire Collective working groups will be committed to the principle of human equality, and will not discriminate based upon race, spiritual belief, gender, age, class or sexual identity. Working groups are committed to the ideal of building diversity within their activities.