[Imc-uk-process] worried by 'other press' discussion
anap at riseup.net
Fri Nov 24 10:17:58 PST 2006
>> Indymedia's orginally content and contributors are all it has, it's only
>> value. We should do everything we can to encourage and reward those who
>> take their own pictures, edit videos and write reports. People like Oscar
>> Beard trotting off to mexico to cover an uprising, or Rikki sticking to
>> one issue for months and months on end - surely we should be spending time
>> talking about how those reports can be more visiable rather than time
>> providing facilities for those whose idea of grassroots reporting is to
>> copy something off the CNN website.
I agree with this - sorry to chip in a bit late - and have been dismayed
when, after hiding some corporate repost, I have been told off because
"it's relivant". I would prefer to hide all corporate repost.
At the same time, I might be wrong, but I do sense that there are people
who have stopped "listening" to the mainstream media on a regular basis
and for whom the reposts are a useful "reminder" on how the media that
is fed to the masses are doing.
In any case - unless we really agree to hide all corporate reposts, we
do need that corporate section to at least take them away from the front
page, which is something I sense we do agree on.
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