|From:||Jaime Fallon <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Friday, October 21, 2011 11:55:31 AM|
|Cc:||Una Osato <email@example.com>; Ora Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Shreya Shah <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Telling OUR Stories, media trainings|
This is great.
I will be there at Thursday's training.
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM, Christopher Rogy
> This is excellent. Premo, please contact me if you need assistance in the
> Thursday training. Iam available. Also, Im working on a new video advocacy
> toolkit at WITNESS that might be of assistance to folks as we all begin
> training. here's a link... The tool let's you save work as a user, there's
> 12 chapters based on the Video for Change textbook.
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:26 PM, Michael Premo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> This is from my friends Una Osata, Ora Wise, Shreya Shah and a bunch of
>> other folks I'm mistakenly forgetting in my sleep haze:
>> Hello Media Makers!-
>> YES, media is really important. BUT sometimes it actually isnt the most
>> important thing. The bottom line of the media trainings we do is that if our
>> messaging is sincere and we internalize it, we will not only succeed in
>> making better media, but we will succeed in movement building...which IS
>> Although there is concern about people who are unclear or unaccountable to
>> the broader movement speaking in the media, many people at Occupy Wall
>> Street have the messages, in some ways, and what we really need to think
>> about at this point is the process of representation in a larger and deeper
>> way, more than "good interview" or "bad interview".
>> - Based on conversations with people involved in the OWS PR working group,
>> media working group, and POC working group, it seems that there needs to be
>> a three part process for moving forward:
>> 1) Media trainings that offer a wider and more diverse circle of people
>> the experience and skills they need to feel confident and competent
>> representing OWS in the mainstream and community media. These trainings need
>> to address the systems and experiences that can be barriers to a more
>> diverse group of people feeling empowered to engage in media-making or being
>> in the media. We can only transform this movement and the media we produce
>> through directly addressing how white supremacy, patriarchy, ageism,
>> ableism, and other oppressive systems of thought and resource allocation
>> have been holding our movement media-making back. We can change that!
>> 2) The media working group of OWS has awesome ideas and really powerful
>> and skilled people in it but it needs more support in creating positive,
>> educational, and personal media pieces that can be easily used in a broad
>> range of contexts and that are supported by a realistic and effective
>> distribution strategy that reaches the widest number of people. Podcasts,
>> digital stories, and other 3-10 minute engaging and dynamic media pieces
>> that people can learn how to produce and then provide for download (as well
>> as distribute on flashdrives, cds, etc) are great ways to make media
>> accessible because they necessitate skills sharing within the movement and
>> then provide tools for outreach and education that are short and sweet and
>> to the point.
>> 3) The overall strategy for OWS media- both engaging with mainstream media
>> and producing our own- needs to be strengthened and streamlined. The effort
>> and accomplishments of the people who have been working their asses off over
>> the past month or so is evident and impressive. Now we are moving into the
>> next phase during which we need to figure out better ways of channeling and
>> controlling the mainstream media's approach to OWS coverage (including but
>> not limited to figuring out how to channel more of their interviews to
>> accountable and clear representatives, us shaping the narrative more,etc).
>> Strengthening our strategy for OWS media might include training a larger
>> number of people to be confident and accountable representatives, increasing
>> our capacity to produce our own media and get it out into the world,
>> developing systems of trained people intercepting and escorting mainstream
>> media when they arrive on the scene, etc.
>> In light of all of this and in response to concerns and requests for
>> support from OWS organizers working on PR and producing media, we have
>> formed an ad hoc media training facilitation group. We are offering two
>> trainings this week:
>> Sunday, 12:45-2:30pm
>> Thursday, 630-8pm
>> LOCATION?! Atrium?
>> Ora Wise
>> Michael Premo
> Christopher Rogy
> 416 Adephi St. Apt 4A
> Brooklyn, NY 11238
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