Sent time:   Monday, October 17, 2011 11:13:57 PM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Re: One Month of Occupation, Publish Your Thoughts!

This is important for us all to remebe, also the take littie snippets

of what you say and put it into whatever theyare going for so be aware


-----Original Message-----

From: rob hollander <>

To: september17 <>

Sent: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 1:11 am

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

&lt;; 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



On Oct 17, 5:42 pm, rob hollander &lt;; wrote:

&gt; This will sound unkind, but it is not meant as any kind of offense

to you

&gt; Sahar, and I apologize in advance.


&gt; A little caution regarding such press invitations. They often turn

out to be

&gt; opportunities for rabid comment responses against the article. The

Post and

&gt; the News both have used such invitations as a kind of ambush --

publishing a

&gt; brief note followed by a tsunami of exclusively oppositional



&gt; It might be useful for OWSer's to avail themselves of wider print

media than

&gt; the OWS Journal, but anyone who takes up such an invitation should

at least

&gt; include some mention that she or he cannot speak for the Movement

as a

&gt; spokesperson, but is offering a personal perspective, and should

get a

&gt; promise from the editor that that disclaimer or hedge will be

published with

&gt; the article.


&gt; I'm sure this is an innocent request, but the press can turn into


&gt; of a circus even with the best of intentions.











&gt; On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Sahar Vahidi

&lt;; wrote:

&gt; &gt; This is via my managing editor....


&gt; &gt; ********************************


&gt; &gt; Hello All,


&gt; &gt; I'm Marissa Maier, the Managing Editor of Our Town Downtown.

We are a

&gt; &gt; weekly newspaper that recently merged with the New York

Press. We are

&gt; &gt; distributed in news boxes south of 14th Street. We made a

last minute

&gt; &gt; decision to run a feature story package on the one-month


&gt; &gt; of the occupation of Zuccutti Park.


&gt; &gt; I would love to include a 550 word, first perspective piece

on the

&gt; &gt; occupation from people who are heavily involved in it. The

subject, or

&gt; &gt; focus of the piece can be varied, and depends on your

particular area

&gt; &gt; of expertise. If you have a piece that fits this word count,

and would

&gt; &gt; like to have it printed in our paper, please send it to me as

soon as

&gt; &gt; you can. We will pay roughly $50 to publish the piece. Please


&gt; &gt; free to email me if you have anymore questions.


&gt; &gt; All best,

&gt; &gt; Marissa Maier

&gt; &gt; Managing Editor

&gt; &gt; Our Town Downtown


&gt; &gt; w: (212) 268-0371


&gt; &gt; email:

&gt; &gt; 79 Madison Avenue

&gt; &gt; New York, NY

&gt; &gt; 10016


&gt; &gt; ********************************


&gt; --

&gt; Rob Hollander


&gt; Lower East Side Residents for Responsible



&gt; 622 E 11, #10

&gt; NYC, 10009

&gt; 212-228-6152






Rob Hollander

Lower East Side Residents for Responsible Development

622 E 11, #10

NYC, 10009