[imc-scotland-discussion] re indy scotland news-sheet
anarchobabe at fempages.org
Sat Oct 1 16:04:41 PDT 2005
I am a bit piled up with work and projects at the moment and producing a
news sheet which would just be a repetition of the articles already pasted
on the internet does not seem at all attractive to me.
The excitement of News fades away with the loss of imediacy, therefore I
would suggest to build up the editorial of a newssheet entirely
differently than the website.
Either offer good commentaries and rare thought and opinion pices which
are not on the net, and something which makes it worth having on paper to
carry around - e.g. monthly calendar, list of venues, expanded contacts,
and similar: maybe a standing order slip included for donations and
We should really try to analyse which articles for example we are more
likely to read on paper and which on the internet, and then use the
conclusions for what aims we want to achieve with what content.
In my experience most of the Indymedia newssheet never take off and aren't
particularly successfull, mostly in my opinion it is because the target
audience has already read the news on the internet and therefore isn't
interested anymore, the "news" are actually quite old and seem pretty
irrelevant, and other ordinary people are just not that interested to read
about old news either as long as it has not been rewritten and made
specifically clear why it is relevant for them at all.
Also the digital divide is actually here in Scotland not anymore that big
it seems, with schools and libraries, workplaces, universities and
expanded wireless access and more internet cafes most people seem to have
come across it.
On Wed, 28 Sep 2005 22:42:38 +0100, Mike <mike77 at macunlimited.net> wrote:
> RE THE PROPOSAL FOR AN INDY SCOTLAND PAPER NEWS-SHEET
> I think this is a really good idea, especially if we can get it done
> with an attractive layout to make it accessible to people beyond those
> already involved in political stuff, it would be great to have a print
> run of several thousand so we can distribute it on buses, community
> centres, cafes, pubs etc
> Theres stuff going on right now in scotland like the resistance to
> deportations that it would be great to have a news-sheet to spread that
> news and ideas.
> Are people interested in getting together to discuss a news-sheet? What
> do people think of the proposal circulated by Leigh, as something to
> distribute to get more people involved in the project?
> mike, edinburgh
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