[imc-st.louis] IMC-StL Re-Boot_Brainstorm, March 15
lbrooten at siu.edu
Wed Mar 21 19:15:22 PDT 2007
Hi Scottie and whoever else is currently on this list,
Thanks so much for keeping me in the loop with what's happening with
the StLIMC. I tried to make it to this meeting, but had to take care
of my daughter that night and wasn't able to make the drive from
Carbondale. How did the meeting go?
I have a copy of a book for you guys that includes a chapter I wrote
on the StLIMC (a bit about its history, commitment to connecting
local issues with the global, and its role in Iraq War coverage) -- I
will bring it up the next time I can make it up to see you guys.
What did you decide at the meeting about the possibility of
"rebooting" the IMC?
I'd love to hear from any of you!
On Mar 10, 2007, at 1:58 AM, scottie a. wrote:
> St. Louis IndyMedia Center --
> 9 Mar.'07
> -- An Invitation to Media-Rads & Indy-Geeks, Journalists,
> Artists & Allies:
> ** The IMC-StL Re-Boot_Brainstorm **
> Thursday, March 15 @ 7 Pm
> Typo Cafe ~ 3159 Cherokee St. (at Compton), St. Louis
> ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
> [[ Off-street parking limited, respect neighbors...
> carpool-bike-or-walk ]]
> Please join an informal meeting of like minds, a forum of
> stakeholders in IMC-StL, to discuss its emergent situation, needs,
> and potentials as a player in community & regional media.
> The impetus arose in conversations among a few IMC & Confluence
> volunteers -- looking at common grounds in politics & press
> affairs, and ways to collaborate in some operations. But we were
> also struck by their different roles in local journalism, and the
> need to sustain their distinct missions:
> Confluence is an independent publication tackling chosen
> issues in-depth, and a going operation... IMC-StL is an open-
> source, open-access media forum, and needs a jump-start.
> It turned to an inquiry on the circumstances & prospects of Our
> IMC, in the big picture & changing media landscape -- and how to
> crank it up in new ways: Problems AS Opportunities -- calling for
> wider input, ideas from IndyMedia functionaries, followers & fans,
> and new formative energies.
> Thus, the "Re-Boot Brainstorm"... with these questions and
> others on the table:
> ~ IMC connections with Confluence & other media re: news content &
> ~ IndyMedia operations, logistics, crew process -- essential
> partipation & skills;
> ~ building quality & continuity, updating IMC structure & editorial
> ~ openings for investigative reportage, putting IndyJournalists to
> ~ making IMC-StL a resource for regional journalism & media issues;
> ~ ...what You thunk about it.
> This is a chance to refocus the mission, and for IMC-StL to
> evolve. Think about it too as a set-up for an active working
> group, to move dialogues & transitions in coming months.
> RSVP re: interest, ideas, intent to attend... agenda
> suggestions welcome.
> Spread the word wisely... forward this invitation
> personally to savvy folks.
> __Patrick Ritchey, Ben West, Digger,
> Mark Berry, Scottie Addison__
> Contact: eM: sca at free-assembly.org
> Ph: Ben (314.401.6985)
Lisa Brooten, PhD
Department of Radio-Television
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: (618) 453-5896
Fax: (618) 453-6982
lbrooten at siu.edu
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