Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: [Interocc] Shared News Service
From: Lefty
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:53:16 -0700
To: idenation@gmail.com
CC: interocc@occupyeverywhere.org

The intent would not to be to "speak for" any particular Occupation or the movement as a whole, simply to allow the individual occupations to submit stories, photos, videos, etc. to the shared service, which would make them available in one place.

It's a similar idea to the printed "Occupation News", which you may have seen, but online, more comprehensive and more regularly updated.

Separately, we are going to be working out a Media Policy for Occupy Santa Cruz, which we can share around when it's more fully-cooked. We're working on putting together a list of volunteer participants who want to be on a "speaker's list" for "structured" media opportunities in connection with Occupy Santa Cruz, and plan to offer them guidelines and media training as to what they should/shouldn't say, how to handle hostile questions, etc. We'll ask the GA to delegate the choice of speaker to the Media Group, since these things often come up on very short notice…

Do any other Occupations have any sort of a concrete media policy to share?

On Oct 27, 2011, at 12:32 PM, iden wrote:

Here is an interview aired today on Public RAdio on the "Here and Now" show from WBUR Boston.
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2011/10/27/philadelphia-occupy-wallstreet#comments

Starting a news service brings right away the question of individuals and/or panels that are empowered to speak for us doing interviews. It is very hard to interview a whole GA but perhaps worth trying. It seems like media relations on a wider geographic scale will be unavoidable.
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