From:   Katie Davison <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:38:48 AM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: #MEDIA TEAM CHARTER AND PROCESS

hey all -
caught up in an urgent matter. 
sorry to not be at the meeting this morning, but thank you for all your thoughts on the charter. 
revising and will send out again.

one thing to consider - are we becoming so bogged down in process that we are now mirroring the exact type of beauracratic structures we reject?
meetings meetings meetings...
i don't know about you, but i personally feel castrated creatively and like we, as a team, have not been able to effectively step up and produce the kind of movement building content we should be creating BECAUSE of process.

on some level shouldn't we be empowering autonomy within and without the group?
shouldn't we be focusing on movement building and messaging?  shouldn't we be thinking long term, in addition to documenting which is largely reactive... (there is absolutely a place for that but I think media is such a powerful TOOL precisely because it can be so much more than that...)
on some level, as a new movement, I believe the media team is charged with doing everything our power to ensure that this global movement continues to grow and grow and grow.
i don't feel like that has been possible working within the group.  I feel like the only people who are truly pumping out content have been working outside the group - and that's a problem.
Our working group should not hinder creativity and forward momentum, it should enable it.
just a thought.

see you all soon.