From:   rob hollander <lesrrd@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 11:11:36 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: One Month of Occupation, Publish Your Thoughts!
 

I don't mean to discourage anyone, just want to point out that the media have their own interests -- their circulation/viewership -- not necessarily OWS's interest. One must approach the media gingerly and with vigilance.

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Sahar Vahidi <saharvahidi@gmail.com> wrote:
I'll make sure the fact that this is a leaderless movement will be
known. The point of this coverage is we're trying to make a
retrospective.

On Oct 17, 5:42 pm, rob hollander <les...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This will sound unkind, but it is not meant as any kind of offense to you
> Sahar, and I apologize in advance.
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> A little caution regarding such press invitations. They often turn out to be
> opportunities for rabid comment responses against the article. The Post and
> the News both have used such invitations as a kind of ambush -- publishing a
> brief note followed by a tsunami of exclusively oppositional responses.
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> It might be useful for OWSer's to avail themselves of wider print media than
> the OWS Journal, but anyone who takes up such an invitation should at least
> include some mention that she or he cannot speak for the Movement as a
> spokesperson, but is offering a personal perspective, and should get a
> promise from the editor that that disclaimer or hedge will be published with
> the article.
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> I'm sure this is an innocent request, but the press can turn into something
> of a circus even with the best of intentions.
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> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Sahar Vahidi <saharvah...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This is via my managing editor....
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> > ********************************
>
> > Hello All,
>
> > I'm Marissa Maier, the Managing Editor of Our Town Downtown. We are a
> > weekly newspaper that recently merged with the New York Press. We are
> > distributed in news boxes south of 14th Street. We made a last minute
> > decision to run a feature story package on the one-month anniversary
> > of the occupation of Zuccutti Park.
>
> > I would love to include a 550 word, first perspective piece on the
> > occupation from people who are heavily involved in it. The subject, or
> > focus of the piece can be varied, and depends on your particular area
> > of expertise. If you have a piece that fits this word count, and would
> > like to have it printed in our paper, please send it to me as soon as
> > you can. We will pay roughly $50 to publish the piece. Please feel
> > free to email me if you have anymore questions.
>
> > All best,
> > Marissa Maier
> > Managing Editor
> > Our Town Downtown
>
> > w: (212) 268-0371
> > email: mma...@manhattanmedia.com
> > 79 Madison Avenue
> > New York, NY
> > 10016
>
> > ********************************
>
> --
> Rob Hollander
> Lower East Side Residents for Responsible Developmenthttp://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/
> 622 E 11, #10
> NYC, 10009
> 212-228-6152



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Rob Hollander
Lower East Side Residents for Responsible Development
http://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/
622 E 11, #10
NYC, 10009
212-228-6152

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