[Imc-oxford] Fw: Local News Campaign, May 19th
eileen at cameron-kirby.freeserve.co.uk
Sun May 8 03:15:01 PDT 2005
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From: Oxnuj at aol.com
To: Annawag1 at aol.com
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 2:26 PM
Subject: Local News Campaign, May 19th
Next meeting of the Local News Campaign, May 19th, 6.00pm
Thanks to everyone who participated in and helped organise the Local News
Campaign public meeting on March 19th. We have had very positive feedback
from that meeting and we hope as many of you as possible will come to the
next Local News Campaign meeting, at 6.00pm Thursday May 19th in the Panel
Room, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates.
Following the public meeting, Peter McIntyre and I had a meeting with Steve
Taschini the station manager at BBC Oxford to discuss the Campaign’s
proposal for a local editor’s forum, where members of the public could meet
editors of all local press and broadcast news media on a regular basis.
The suggestion was met with a very positive response – “you’re knocking at
an open door” – and we are now keen to fix up similar meetings with other
Barbara Dakin, editor of the Banbury Guardian, has asked whether the
Campaign would be prepared to organise a public meeting in Banbury along the
lines of the one held in Oxford.
Agenda for the next meeting, plus report of the March 19th public meeting
At the meeting on May 19th, we need to plan the next steps for the Campaign,
devise a strategy for widening its base of support among community-based
organisations and the general public, plan the production of a leaflet for
community groups with advice about developing press contacts, and agree
revisions to the five points defining what the Campaign stands for, in line
with the discussion at the end of the public meeting
1. A draft agenda for the next meeting of the Local News Campaign
2. A report of the Oxford public meeting of March 19th, and
3. A summary of a discussion about the Campaign that went out the day before
the public meeting on Radio Oxford’s Bill Heine phone in
A stall at Levellers Day, May 14th – can you help?
Levellers Day, held annually in Burford to commemorate three Leveller
soldiers who were executed in Burford Churchyard, focuses this year on The
Media as a Political Weapon, and we will have a chance to mention the
Campaign from the platform.
This would be an excellent opportunity to spread information about the Local
News Campaign and to ask people to sign up in support. Please let me know if
you can attend and help out any time between 9.30 and 5.00pm on the day.
Levellers day is a relaxed open air event in beautiful surroundings, so it
should be an enjoyable day. We can share transport.
Tickets are £10, with £5.00 concessions, but the campaign should be able to
cover the costs of people helping out on the stall. More information can be
found at www.levellers.org.uk.
This mailing is being circulated to all members of the Local News Campaign
plus everyone who attended the public meeting or registered an interest.
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