From:   Sahar Vahidi <saharvahidi@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:39:21 AM
To:   september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: One Month of Occupation, Publish Your Thoughts!
 

When choosing to speak to any news organization, it's important to

look at their track record of coverage on the Occupy Wall St

reporting.

 

On Oct 18, 1:13 am, guind...@aol.com wrote:

> 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

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> -----Original Message-----

> From: rob hollander <les...@gmail.com>

> To: september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>

> 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;saharvah...@gmail.com&gt; 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 &lt;les...@gmail.com&gt; 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;

> &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

> responses.

> &gt;

> &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;

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

> something

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

> &gt;

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

> &lt;saharvah...@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

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

> &gt;

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

> &gt;

> &gt; &gt; Hello All,

> &gt;

> &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

> anniversary

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

> &gt;

> &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

> feel

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

> &gt;

> &gt; &gt; All best,

> &gt; &gt; Marissa Maier

> &gt; &gt; Managing Editor

> &gt; &gt; Our Town Downtown

> &gt;

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

>

> &gt; &gt; email: mma...@manhattanmedia.com

> &gt; &gt; 79 Madison Avenue

> &gt; &gt; New York, NY

> &gt; &gt; 10016

> &gt;

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

> &gt;

> &gt; --

> &gt; Rob Hollander

>

> &gt; Lower East Side Residents for Responsible

> Developmenthttp://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/

>

> &gt; 622 E 11, #10

> &gt; NYC, 10009

> &gt; 212-228-6152

>

> --

> 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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