[Imc-oxford] Fw: Local News Campaign, May 19th

Eileen Cameron-Kirby eileen at cameron-kirby.freeserve.co.uk
Sat May 7 13:41:42 PDT 2005

Am forwarding this in case anyone wants to come - I'll be there if I'm free 
on 19. I'm sending the other 2 attachments separately so as not to give the 
mailing list indigestion.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Oxnuj at aol.com
To: Annawag1 at aol.com
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 2:26 PM
Subject: Local News Campaign, May 19th

Dear all

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 
news editors.

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

I attach
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. 
Please press the reply button and let me know if you want to be taken off 
the circulation list. 
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