[Imc-ireland-reporters] What will we do in the reporters group....
robbiesin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 08:53:28 PST 2006
On 11/21/06, Paula Geraghty <mspgeraghty at yahoo.ie> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Has anyone subscribed to this list or would like to
> thrash out ideas for creating media??
> There are alot of things on the event list we could
> look at and it would be great to have stories
Sorry for the late response, but other matters on the NM list etc.
I'm very interested in getting back doin' audio recording of stuff, but
since the md broke in July, I'm still looking for a good digital recorder.
So, until then, I'm afraid I'll have to be somewhat of a lurker.
Great potential here though:-).
jd and myself were quite interested in getting audio of this:
If Kev's around I don't know if hed be interested in that sorta thing?
> Can we get an idea of who on this list is interested
> in producing media or would like to have the necesary
> support to write stories and put them up or come up
> with ideas.
I've got a few ideas, but I'm probably better off putting them forward when
I've got time to follow through my own end of the action.
> What type of stories would we as a group would like to
> write up, is there a gap in the newswire that we can
> identify or need to fill,
I'm thinkin' that there could be more interviews - not of the celebrity
type, but where the story leads.
e.g., one year on from the Irish Ferries march, most of the workers are now
replaced with cheap labour. Except, they've signed contracts not to
comment. It would be good if someone could find one willing to do an
interview, and they could ask how they've been treated...
I'd re-double efforts to get a sound machine quick, if such a person could
be found and no-one else wanted to do the interview. Picture +written intro
as well as audio and (maybe) transcript, at least synopsis = feature.
> what is our audience??
I'm thinkin' we should be puttin' out what we think is interesting. Even if
we try to second guess the audience, news mightn't be best served by givin'
them what they want.
More generally, our audience is anyone who uses google, so the news should
speak for itself, and be proud.
> How ca the wider collective support what this group
> can do and vice versa....
I see the best links here as being with outreach at start, and features
(hopefully) at end. However, I've joined neither list meself, yet, so not
able to gauge yet.
Another useful function, of course, is co-ordination of coverage of big
events, including a HQ type function where people can call a particular
number for stuff to be written up during a demo etc. However, with mobile
phones going online etc. now, that role maybe shortlived.
> I reckon it could take a while but there's nothing
> wrong in taking our time.
Any feedback and thoughts would be very welcome,
Nice intro :-),
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