From:   Christopher Rogy <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:39:09 PM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #MEDIA TEAM CHARTER

Yes, just getting this now and wanted to know where to make that correction. Saying 'we believe in the existence of ...' sounds like we're inspired by the idea. We believe it exists and it should not be tolerated. 

I'm also not convinced on the term objectivity or 'objective media', as we even know ourselves that objectivity is relative. 

In terms of rhetoric, it might be more helpful and impenetrable to frame our approach with the belief that the existing Media fragments information to the viewer. This fragmentation dis-enables meaningful dialogue and participation from the citizenry by not revealing the root causes of social problems today. We aim to address those root causes. We might mention something about sourcing as well. 

I think our mission should also be critical and encourage critical thought...

I hope we can somehow open this up to discussion. 


Can we use a googledoc for this! I think it'd be really helpful if there was an open source place to take notes..  great stuff so far! 

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Daniel Levine <> wrote:
I second the edit "We believe a culture industry presently exists" (since we don't believe in it : )

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:59 PM, <> wrote:
Yes absolutely. Ultimately I think this should be approved by the GA but do not want to take it there until the entire working group has approved. This is meant to clarify our purpose, approach to 'messaging,' objectivity and ensure a measure of transparency in our working group.

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From: kari giron <>
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 20:45:41 GMT+00:00
Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #MEDIA TEAM CHARTER

Yes - thanks Katie. I like this. 
I hope its something we can discuss over at very least a day or two though, to make sure we can all talk about it.

A couple things off the top of my head: 

Can we add something about setting an example for objective media? This is obvioulsy a bit of a debate amongst us - but its a direction I'd like to move in, or at least be able to - in person - make an argument for. 

I also think the first blurb might come off confusing to some. Maybe instead of "We believe in the existence of a culture industry" we say, "We believe a culture industry presently exists". Otherwise a quick read might make someone think we endorse a culture industry. 

I also suggest starting off with "We believe in the power of the media to free the mind rather than enslave it." I think it's a stronger umbrella point for framing the charter. 

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:44 PM, <> wrote:
I second this notion. There should be more emphasis on work than the self-aggrandizing GA to make time for working groups around that time.

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Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:35:28 -0400
Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #MEDIA TEAM CHARTER

Great job katie however there should be more media mettings in the afternoon, after working hours, most of them are in the morning.


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From: "Katie Davison" <>
To: <>, <>, <>, <>
Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] #MEDIA TEAM CHARTER
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 3:22 pm

Hey Everyone -
This is my attempt to synthesize the conversation we've had over the last couple weeks concerning objectives and new member orientation. 
Please take a look and send thoughts, changes, notes, ideas, clarity to the google group.
Would like to include a discussion of this document on the Agenda for the 5p meeting tonight.

Christopher Rogy
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Brooklyn, NY 11238