[Imc-dc-tech] Inauguration Needs
madformedia at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 29 14:06:38 PST 2004
The following is an overview and list of needs for coordinating and
distributing independent media during the inauguration. I know this email is
a little long, but please read it and reply to me at chrisstrohm at yahoo.com
with any help you can offer. Thanks. Chris
The next meeting of the DC inauguration media group will be Tuesday Jan.4
from 8pm to 10pm at Cafe Mawonaj, 624 T Street NW (near the intersection of
7th Street and T Street NW, about 1 block from the Howard Shaw metro stop on
the Green Line). The meeting is open to all who wish to do or coordinate
media during the inauguration. If you want to help but cant come to the
meeting, please visit www.inaugurationmedia.org for contact information.
We will have three media workspaces from Jan. 10 to Jan. 24, all with
broadband Internet and utilities. The exact locations of the spaces will be
announced shortly (email me if you need to know now). One space will be used
for web postings, breaking news, dispatch, audio production, photo scanning
and Internet radio. The other spaces will be used for video production.
LIST OF NEEDS
The following is a list of needs for media projects and spaces
Moving schedule: Need somebody to coordinate plan and volunteers to move
equipment into spaces.
Staffing schedule: Need somebody to coordinate a staffing schedule for the
spaces, including what hours the spaces will be open to the public.
Volunteers: Need volunteers to help move and staff the spaces.
Need to come up with a registration system for people to use the spaces.
What other updates are needed on the website at www.inaugurationmedia.org?
Need staffing schedule for www.dc.indymedia.org during the inauguration for
breaking news, creating features and deleting spam.
3. Media Projects
Need to write up explanation of what people can do at each media space, and
what kind of resources are at each space.
Need to know if media producers have any other specific needs.
Can anybody help setup and maintain Internet radio during the inauguration?
Need somebody to coordinate film screenings during the week of the
Need status on updating the DC Media Kit.
Need to print copies of DC Media Kit.
Need to determine plan for distributing independent media to outlets and
audiences during inauguration.
Need to coordinate a satellite feed of video content during inauguration.
Need status report of where the outreach letter has gone to date.
Need to compile a database of contacts.
Need to determine what other groups we should contact, especially
independent media groups.
Need translation of outreach letter to Spanish, French, Arabic and maybe
Need status of fundraising efforts, especially with local businesses.
Need to finalize budget.
Need translation of fundraising letter to Spanish, French, Arabic and maybe
Need somebody to coordinate a schedule of media trainings during the weekend
before the inauguration.
Need volunteers to offer training courses.
Need a handout to give to reporters informing them of their rights in the
field during the inauguration.
Need to post legal guidelines for what to do in the space if theres an
9. Tech Support
Need tech volunteers
We specifically need the following:
8 PC monitors
3 Mac monitors
3 Mac keyboards and monitors
6 power cords
128 MB of PC100-322S RAM
10 Ethernet cables
External CD burner
Printer with software/drivers
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