No NASA policy on YouTube

December 3, 2008

According to an instructive email exchange between NASA public affairs folks, there is no “strict” policy on use of YouTube for NASA communications products. “However we do have a http://www.YouTube.com/nasatelevision http://www.YouTube.com/nasatelevision site. It’s really cool and we are trying to get more content there.” See the full exchange on the jump.

From: Edwards, Ashley (HQ-NB060)
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 3:02 PM
To: Kanigan, Daniel N. (MSFC-CS20); Prucey, Rachel L. (ARC-VCP); Williams, Leslie A. (DFRC-T); Martin, Katherine K. (GRC-XP00); Madison, Lynnette B. (JSC-AP311); Malone, June E. (MSFC-CS20); Henry, H Keith (LARC-B501B); Outen, Emily Sturgill (LARC-B501B)[TESSADA & ASSOCIATES]; Foerman, Paul (SSC-IA10); Agle, David C. (JPL-1871)[JPL]; Jones, Nancy N. (GSFC-130.0); Philman, Amber N. (KSC); Hautaluoma, Grey (HQ-NB000)
Subject: RE: NASA.gov web stuff

Dan asked a great question…about wether we have a YouTube policy. I just spoke with Bob, here’s the response.

We don’t currently have a “strict” YouTube policy, however we do have a http://www.YouTube.com/nasatelevision <http://www.YouTube.com/nasatelevision>  site. It’s really cool and we are trying to get more content there. You’d work with NASA TV. Check it out and see what you think.
Ashley K. Edwards
(p) 202.358.1756
(c) 202.657.9600
(f) 202.358.4345


From: Edwards, Ashley (HQ-NB060)
To: Edwards, Ashley (HQ-NB060); Prucey, Rachel L. (ARC-VCP); Williams, Leslie A. (DFRC-T); Martin, Katherine K. (GRC-XP00); Madison, Lynnette B. (JSC-AP311); Malone, June E. (MSFC-CS20); Kanigan, Daniel N. (MSFC-CS20); Henry, H Keith (LARC-B501B); Outen, Emily Sturgill (LARC-B501B)[TESSADA & ASSOCIATES]; Foerman, Paul (SSC-IA10); Agle, David C. (JPL-1871)[JPL]; Jones, Nancy N. (GSFC-130.0); Philman, Amber N. (KSC); Hautaluoma, Grey (HQ-NB000)
Sent: Wed Dec 03 13:33:24 2008
Subject: NASA.gov web stuff

Okay, one more note. I have attached a list of POC’s for the NASA.gov website. When we are doing web stories, iTunes, Utube…etc, we can get a lot more readership if we put it on the main NASA portal. We can also get better web support and coordination if we engage NASA.gov up front. I wasn’t sure who was who at each of the centers, so I got Jim Wilson to send me this. I thought I’d share. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

<<nasa.gov_edboard.doc>>

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One Response to “No NASA policy on YouTube”

  1. rdallen Says:

    Actually, there *is* a working policy regarding alternative sources of multimedia content for the nasa.gov crew.

    Simply put, NASA information appearing on YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, etc. is fine as long as it is also available somewhere on NASA.gov.

    The basic philosophy behind that policy is — if something is good enough or important enough to represent the agency, it belongs on nasa.gov. It can be other places, too, but it needs to be on nasa.gov first.


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