[Imc-okla] NewsReal Coordination
sarzonko at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 16 10:16:29 PDT 2004
--- Ethan Crawford <hazmat at ethang.org> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> It's Ethan here, videographer and indy journalist
> currently working out
> of Boulder. I've been laying low on the NewsReal
> scene, mostly due to
> time constraints, but I've maintained a consistent
> interest in helping
> to produce and coordinate the program. And now that
> my schedule has
> opened up, I plan to put a good portion of my time
> towards exactly that.
> I've spoken with Sara on many occasions about doing
> outreach or fund
> raising or coordination for NewsReal, and she has
> always been receptive.
> Currently it looks as though all of these areas
> need some attention.
> Sara is moving homes right now, which will prevent
> her from
> coordinating. Before leaving, she gave me a binder
> full of NewsReal
> coordination documents, and some great advice on
> what needs to be done
> to keep the program operational.
> I am prepared to take on the role of NewsReal
> Coordinator, on an interim
> basis, so that this program will grow and continue
> to be a quality
> source of diverse news content from around the
> Yet I refuse to jump in to assume this position
> without the support and
> participation of you all. The strength of this
> production depends on so
> many people from all corners of the planet, all
> Since some of you don't know me already, Here is a
> brief summary of what
> I offer, and what I feel I could accomplish as
> NewsReal Coordinator:
> -I have been a video producer for many years,
> covering stories from the
> World Social Forum in Brazil, through Asia and
> Oceania, to the FTAA
> demonstrations on the streets of Miami.
> -I speak Portuguese and Spanish.
> -I communicate and work well with just about
> everybody. I've maintained
> good relations with colleagues of Indymedia, FSTV,
> Denver Revolution,
> and other activist groups that consistently
> contribute to NewsReal.
> -I have some good ideas about expanding the coverage
> of NewsReal, on a
> national and international scale
> -I hope to determine the ongoing needs of the
> network, and search out
> funding for any equipment or human resources that
> would contribute to
> the sustainability of the production.
> I could keep talking about me, but I prefer not to.
> Instead, I hope that
> you will contact me with any questions, comments &
> suggestions. Feel
> free to call or email directly if you like, my info
> is below.
> As I mentioned before, I am offering myself as
> NewsReal Coordinator on
> on an interim basis. If we all reach agreement on
> that, I will begin
> immediately. If things go well, I can continue
> coordinating as needed.
> And as long as we're talking about the coordinator
> position, shall we
> consider the other positions as well? These are the
> positions that need
> to get done: News Producers, Coordinator, Editor,
> Dubber, Outreach,
> Translation, Webmaster, Screeners, and maybe
> Fundraisers. Did I miss
> anybody? Right now we have an Editor (Kevin), a
> potential Coordinator
> (myself), a potential Web Admin (Mark B), a Dubber
> (Pepperspray), and a
> handful of producers and screeners. There are some
> openings there
> (Outreach, Translation, Producers, Screeners,
> Fundraising); spread the word.
> Also, I have seen discussion regarding the need to
> keep NewsReal
> positions fluid, or changing hands on a
> semi-consistent basis. I've seen
> two explanations for this: One, for the sake of
> de-centralizing NewsReal
> (geographically speaking), right now much of the
> work is done from
> Colorado; Two, to continually allow access to the
> production roles, and
> allow participation in the process for everybody.
> From what I understand, Kevin is doing a good job
> as Editor, but Steev
> has also expressed interest in the position, and
> perhaps others? Is
> there a need to shift roles? Obviously the
> coordinator position is quite
> fluid at the moment. And from what I've seen, the
> Dubber position has
> also shifted a lot. Of course, too much shift is not
> good for the
> sustainability of the program, there needs to be
> some balance. What are
> people's thoughts on that?
> So there's some stuff to mull over. Please offer
> comments and
> suggestions and we'll get this operation on track
> Thanks for your time and contributions,
> Ethan Crawford
> hazmat at ethang.org
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