[IMC-UK-Features] feature proposal: Be The Media
Garcon du Monde
gdm at fifthhorseman.net
Thu May 5 10:57:50 PDT 2011
speaking as an individual who has not been involved in either the mayday
collective or the 'be the media' project (although i am a member of the
london imc collective and a member of the imc-uk-features list), i do
not think this article is appropriate at the current time.
i think that if an article promoting the 'bethemedia' website is to be
published, it should be done with participation from people involved in
'bethemedia'. i think at present people are feeling overwhelmed
with the events of the past week or so, hence why there has been little
response so far.
the specific comments i have regarding this article, as proposed below,
are that it still comes across as sounding divisive, written with an
"us" v. "them" mentality. i'm sure this is not what is meant, but that's
how it feels to me.
thus, for the several reasons above, i do not think the proposal should
be published at the moment.
On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 11:14:13AM +0100, atw wrote:
> Proposal for a start page special:
> Don't Hate the Media Be The Media
> Be The Media is a brand new UK Indymedia project that presents the
> best of radical news across the regions, including Bristol,
> Northern, Nottingham and London.
> The new aggregator site, Be The Media, is currently bringing you
> the best of Indymedia coverage, but they plan to expand. The site
> is still under development, so check back for changes. They also
> plan to include radical news from all over the web, not limited to
> Indymedia websites.
> The Mayday Collective supports the Be the Media initiative and
> urges site users to visit this exciting new project.
> I will sort a suitable image - probably the 'Be The Media' header
> or similar unless anyone has something else.
> Indymedia United Kollektives editorial mid-column features
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