ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BOEING FRONTIERS MAGAZINE
Q. What is "Frontiers Magazine?"
A. Boeing Frontiers is a monthly magazine
committed to telling Boeing's global story and relaying news and information
about the company's strategic transformation. It is a publication evolved
from Boeing News newspaper which ceased publication in March, 2002. Communicators
companywide will leverage the new magazine to provide employees, retirees
and other stakeholders with in-depth, timely analysis and news about the
company, its industries, customers and people. Our charter is to employ
the highest journalistic standards to provide news and information in
high-quality print and online formats that comply with standards of fairness,
accuracy and objectivity.
Q. What time of the month will the magazine
come out and how do I get a copy?
A. The magazine will be printed the
first Friday of each month and then will be posted online. It will complement
the daily and breaking news focus of online Boeing News Now. The high-quality
printed version of the magazine will be published and distributed to employees,
retirees and other stakeholders. The online version will be available
on the Boeing external Web site at: http://www.boeing.com/frontiers
Q. Can I get a subscription
A. Boeing provides Frontiers
free to employees, retirees and select external stakeholders. To control
costs, individual subscriptions are not generally available. Frontiers
publishes an online version to serve customers, suppliers and others at
Q. How is Frontiers
A. Distribution varies slightly at
each Boeing site, but generally, it is distributed via kiosks or bins
located in work areas where there is heavy foot traffic. Frontiers
is mailed to retirees who have chosen to receive it and to certain other
stakeholders who do not work at Boeing. To keep costs low, Frontiers
is not mailed to the homes of individual employees. For detailed information
on distribution at your site, please check with your Communications focal.
Q. How do I submit a story idea
or article to Frontiers?
A. Frontiers gets a lot of
its story ideas from readers and encourages people to send them in by
e-mail to BoeingFrontiers@ boeing.com, or by mail at Boeing Frontiers,
100 N. Riverside, MC 5003-0983, Chicago, IL 60606. However, it is best
to go through your business unit's Communications focal with your story
ideas. They will take stories through the proper channels and then forward
them to the Frontiers editorial staff. This way, the business
units can evaluate the editorial content to determine accuracy and newsworthiness.
We also encourage letters to the editor as another way to get information
into the magazine.
Q. I retired a couple of months ago. Why haven't
I seen my name listed in the service awards published in Frontiers?
A. Frontiers does not control
the names listed in the Milestones section, which includes Service Awards,
Retirements and In Memoriam. Frontiers retrieves the printed
lists from a central database into which Human Resources representatives
enter information, such as retirement listings. If you have any questions,
you may want to contact your Human Resources representative to make sure
you were properly entered into the database.
Q. Why doesn't Frontiers list the deaths
A. Unfortunately, the magazine does not
have space to accommodate these numerous requests, nor does the company
have the resources to track them for accuracy.
Q. I'm moving. Where do I send my change of address
to continue receiving the magazine?
A. You can send it via e-mail to Boeingfrontiers@boeing.com
or by mail to Boeing Frontiers, 100 N. Riverside, MC 5003-0983,
Chicago, IL 60606.
Q. Wouldn't it be less expensive to go back to the
old newspaper format, rather than this glossy magazine?
A. Actually, by going to the magazine format,
we've saved six figures in distribution costs alone. That is largely by
virtue of the magazine going out only once a month, versus bi-weekly as
was done with the newspaper, Boeing News.
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