Multi-Authored by: Trudahamzik and Kirbee
With inputs from: Maka, HHK, Pegbitak, Tangle and Riely
The Crypto space moves at a rapid pace. Full-timers in the industry sometimes struggle to keep up. This makes summarised and organised information very valuable. I am proposing to create a subgroup under the Samurais umbrella known as the Kisha Club a.k.a Journalist Club.
Sushi’s core team interviews/presentations, weekly AMAs and Forum sessions contain a trove of information which many people overlook as they may not have time to listen to the podcasts. The goal is to make that information readily available and easily digestible. This would keep everyone constantly updated on Sushi’s ecosystem and new protocols that decide to participate in the MISO & Onsen programme.
What are Subgroups ?
Subgroups should be mainly formed by a small team of 3-7 people that focus on a specific niche. The groups will all fall under the Samurai Umbrella e.g Research & Analytics, Developers, Technical Writers, Translators etc… possibilities are endless. The subgroup would be given a set amount of grant (Multi-sig) and has the power to manage it for day to day operations. Everything is transparent since it’s all on-chain.
If the Kisha Club is successful, it could pave the way for other active community members to branch out and set up different subgroups.
Help Sushi scale and give more room for community members to interact with each other
Allow the Core Team to identify and whitelist talented individuals from the community
Ensure community members can properly identify & approach sub groups that they’re interested in helping out.
Specifications (with samples)
Journalists will provide the following:
Short ‘on-the-go’ notes for all AMAs, weekly forums and interviews which cover the Sushi Ecosystem (24 - 48hrs after session)
Example: 0xMaki at Mainnet 2021
Weekly newsletter - ‘A Week in Sushi’ - a detailed article on all Sushi happenings throughout the week. Focusing on an in-depth take of the Sushi Weekly Forum and also highlights from the week’s AMA sessions. Infographics to be included where appropriate.
Example: A Week in Sushi (13th - 19th September)
Monthly Recap - core highlights from the month (visual representation)
Example: Sushi Mid August Recap
Additional infographics for special launches, products or recaps
We feel that this would be the most valuable and efficient way to streamline communication and keep the community up-to-date as the space moves at such a rapid pace.
- Materials will be released on Twitter and in PDF format for easy circulation via Discord, Telegram & Whatsapp
- We plan on recruiting translators for the notes & newsletters to bridge language barriers and increase engagement with various Sushi communities based in the APAC region starting with China, Korea, Japan & Vietnam
- We also want to collaborate with the Samurai Team to determine how to best organise all content on the samurais.io webpage in the future (translated articles as well)
$5,000 USDC per month to the Kisha Club. Journalists will be paid only according to the work they do.
Truda - Short notes for any Podcast/Interview & Infographics
- $100 USDC per podcast note (24 - 48 hour turn around)
- $150 USDC Any Visual/Product Recap
Kirbee - Detailed weekly articles with infographics focusing on all Sushi happenings. Will also include a detailed summary from the Sushi Forum and highlights from the AMAs/Interviews
- $500 USDC per article (Published on the weekend)
Extra remaining amount to be used for:
- Payment to Translators
- Outreach & supporting the growth of other subgroups (so they don’t need to raise a formal proposal)
- Stored in Club’s treasury for a rainy day or returned to Sushi’s treasury
3 - 6 Months Trial period. Core team can keep the same arrangements, consider converting us to full time Sushi Journalists or cut off funding anytime.
Truda - Experienced Business Development & Marketer with event planning experience. Has been lurking in the crypto space since 2017. Previously kickstarted & co-wrote the “Sushi All-In-One Customer Support and Engagement” proposal. Has also written notes for all of Sushi’s podcasts for the past 2 months and launched wasabinews.com, a directory which is constantly updated with all Sushi related news & guides.
Kirbee - A passionate advocate of DeFi and has been involved in the crypto space for the past year. Her main focus is contributing to making DeFi accessible to everyone and strongly believes that education is the key to achieving this. Loves writing and helping the community in any way possible. She is also an orchestral violinist.
TL;DR Journalist Ecosystem
- Let’s get it