[Imc-michigan] infoblast - final version, start forwarding

mmedow at umich.edu mmedow at umich.edu
Tue Oct 26 19:16:48 PDT 2004


FORWARD THIS MESSAGE * SPREAD THE WORD * BECOME THE MEDIA * TAKE CONTROL

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MICHIGAN INDYMEDIA TO PRODUCE SPECIAL ELECTIONS COVERAGE FOR MICHIGAN
AND OHIO

Help Support Alternative Media on November 2 and Beyond

--- website:  http://michiganimc.org/
--- breaking news:  1 877 825 9535
--- for more info: imc at michiganimc.org


One of the reasons Bush was able to steal the election in 2000 is because
everyone was waiting for the television to tell them the answer. This time
we're watching the elections without the corporate filter.

The Michigan Independent Media Center (IMC) is teaming up with WCBN-FM Ann Arbor
to mobilize coverage of the November 2 elections and we need your help.

The MichiganIMC will be a grassroots, non-corporate voice documenting possible
voter disfranchisement, fraud and intimidation that may occur on November 2
(N2), as well as popular responses to injustices at the polls and other
election-related protest activity.  MichiganIMC is aiming to facilitate
coverage of news from Ohio and Michigan, as well as national news.

This message contains important information that you need in order to support
efforts to build an alternative media voice during the presidential elections.
Read below for the following information:
-MichiganIMC Breaking News Hotline
-webcast radio
-text message alerts
-web publishing
-financial support
-Call for audio submissions for webcast radio

___________________________________________
__BREAKING NEWS HOTLINE:
MichiganIMC has established a toll-free breaking news hotline. The number is 1
877 825 9535. We will keep this phone line active as long as need be. The
hotline is now active and you are encouraged to call in breaking news from
Michigan, Ohio, and around the US and globe.

Call in breaking news regarding suspected voter disfranchisement, protest
responses to injustices at the polls, and other election-related activity.

We need everyone that is going to be active N2, N3 and beyond to call in.
Coordinating our information will lead to effective coordinated responses to
whatever happens on election day. Consider writing the MichiganIMC hotline
number on your arm and make sure to call in your news!

--- hotline number: 1 877 825 9535

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__WEBCAST RADIO:
MichiganIMC is teaming up with WCBN-FM Ann Arbor to provide webcast radio
coverage from 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2 through at least 10:00 p.m. on
Wednesday,  November 3. The webcast will feature breaking news provided by
those that call in to the breaking news hotline, pre-produced segments as well
as original interviews with local activists.

--- for more info and to access the webcast visit
http://michiganimc.org/

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__CELLPHONE TEXT MESSAGING:
MichiganIMC will be using the TxtMob cellphone text messaging list "OH-N2" in
order to distribute urgent messages as they arise. We expect this list to be
relatively low traffic.

--- sign up for the OH-N2 text message list at https://www.txtmob.com/

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__WEB PUBLISHING:
Michigan IMC features an open publishing newswire that anyone can post articles
to.

--- Post breaking news to the Michigan IMC through this link:
http://michiganimc.org/newswire/index.php?function=publish .

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__FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
You can donate to keep the MichiganIMC running by clicking here:
https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=donations%40ucimc.org&item_name=IMC-Michigan+Donation&no_note=1&tax=0&currency_code=USD

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__CALL FOR AUDIO SEGMENTS
Calling all radio heads and audio producers!!

The Michigan Independent Media Center and WCBN-FM will be providing breaking
news coverage of the November 2 Elections and rallies on November 3 in Ohio and
Michigan.

WCBN and the MichiganIMC will also be taking calls 24 hours a day on November 2
and 3.  You can call 1 877 825 9535 to report on your voting or rally
experience.

But we need segments!  We are hoping to provide (at least) 48 hours of
uninterrupted live coverage, and we need programming to fill that time.

What we are looking for: segments between 5 and 60 minutes long, focusing on the
elections or other related subjects.  Formats we encourage include interviews,
news analysis, documentary, and street reporting, among others.

Segments can be in any audio format, but .mp3 is preferred.   If you will be
sending segments through snail-mail, they must be on a CD, cassette tape, or
mini-disc.

The deadline is November 2.

You can email segments to imc-michigan at lists.indymedia.org

You can send in segments to:
MichiganIMC
PO Box 4253
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

___________________________________________
The MichiganIMC is a participatory media outlet and encourages people
to be the media.  Michigan IMC is part of Indymedia, a global network
committed to using media production and distribution as tools for
promoting social and economic justice. Indymedia empowers people to
become the media by providing democratic access to available
technologies and information. There are currently more than 164 autonomous
Independent Media Centers around the world.

*** website:  http://michiganimc.org/
*** breaking news:  1 877 825 9535
*** for more info: imc at michiganimc.org

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