[Imc-nh-editorial] Statement of purpose (fwd)
rcwolff at cisunix.unh.edu
Tue Apr 25 11:17:32 PDT 2006
Maureen and Nesli, the two students working to promote the new Durham-UNH
section of nhindymedia.org, have asked if we could include a statement of
purpose for the section. Their draft is included in the forward below.
Please take a moment to read it and bring up any issues you have. They
would like to know where we're at with this by Friday, so they can begin
promoting the site to student and community groups.
I'll have to come up with a tech solution for this, either a prominent
link or it could just be written as an article. If anyone has any ideas
for this, let me know.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:12:47 -0400
From: Maureen M Reilly <mmreilly at cisunix.unh.edu>
To: Rob Wolff <rcwolff at cisunix.unh.edu>
Cc: norhon at cisunix.unh.edu, mmreilly at cisunix.unh.edu
Subject: Statement of purpose
Here is the statemenmt of purpose behind the Durham/UNH tag on NHindymedia.org.
Please let us know what you think:
"The students of the University of New Hampshire and the members of the greater
Durham community are not fully represented by the local news media. The New
Hampshire, UNH's student-run newspaper, does not provide complete coverage for
UNH and the town of Durham is covered on the fringes of both the Portsmouth
Herald and Foster's Democrat. This is not enough. The community deserves more.
Historically, there has been a rift between the students of UNH and the
residents of Durham. The Durham/UNH section of nhindymedia.org is for the
greater Durham community and we seek to bridge the gap between the two. By
identifying our readership as those who live, work in and go to school in
Durham we seek to represent the underrepresented and bring the splintered
population of Durham back to a cohesive one. UNH news is Durham news and
vice-versa. We believe journalism is a conversation and it's time for Durham to
We hope you all approve this statement, we would like to put it out on flyers
around town and through meetings with various campus and town groups.
Nesli Orhon and Maureen Reilly
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