[New-imc] HARTFORD, CT, US (initial contact)
idiot at jaysand.com
Mon Oct 3 06:44:02 PDT 2005
Hi there Hartford IMC,
My name is Jay and I'm involved with the Philadelphia IMC, as well as the
new-imc working group. We got your info from the new-imc form. It all
sounds really good.
Check out http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Global/NewImcHowTo for a basic
overview of the process we use for welcoming a new IMC into the
network. Especially take a peek at the "membership criteria"
document. Since you've been organizing for a while you probably have had
most of the important discussions regarding mission, public accesibility
and organizing transparency. You may have to take some time and work on a
proposed editorial policy for your upcoming site because that's a different
animal than dealing with a printed paper (open publishing can be fun but
messy. :) You seem to have done some good work toward getting the group to
be more diverse. Getting ready to open a web site could definitely inspire
new ways of reaching out toward racially diverse communities, especially
things like having trainings with local community groups on how to post
media to the site and how to put together multimedia news stories.
Have you been in touch with other IMCs in your area? The Madhatters IMC
from Danbury? Recently we've been encouraging aspiring IMCs to work with
established IMCs as they go through the new-imc process. If you have any
contacts with the Danbury group, maybe you could be in touch and they'd
offer to be your new-imc "sponsor."
For examples of the way new-imcs have filled out all their information,
check out the archives of the new-imc list and/or imc-process. If you
have any questions and/or feel as if you're ready to take the next steps,
be in touch with the new-imc list and let us know how it's going.
At 9/28/2005, ryzrocker at hotmail.com wrote:
>Submitted by: Dave Rozza <ryzrocker at hotmail.com> on Wednesday, September
>28th, 2005 @ 11:03:24 am (-0700)
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>Online Form Fields
>Hartford Independent Media Center
>ryzrocker at hotmail.com
>nivek9 at hotpop.com
>Hartford Food Not Bombs
>Hartford Catholic Worker
>Latinos Contra La Guerra ( counter recruiters )
>The Hartford Independent Media Center is an open all volunteer collective
>which has been working in the Greater Hartford area for almost 3 years.
>The Hartford Independent Media Center devotes the majority of its energy
>and resources into publishing a monthly 12 page newspaper called the
>Hartford Undercurrent. All the articles and artwork are original content-
>we don't reprint anything from other papers. We also have a weekly public
>affairs radio show that runs on 3 stations on 3 different days throughout
>Connecticut. In January 2005, we opened an office in downtown Hartford to
>have a public location for layout and an accessible place to store
>supplies. We hope to expand into an infoshop in the future and we are
>planning to self- publish our first book in 2006.
>We are interested in having a website where people can publish their own
>stories and media ( an open newswire ) and have a place that volunteers
>can utilize to put together each month's issue
>-server: none as of yet
>-organizing: many of us involved in organizing various conferences and
> -movie nights and talkbacks on a wide variety of issues (race, gender,
> sexuality, immigration, etc.), which were moved to a more accessible location .
>-distribution efforts in diverse neighborhood locations across hartford
> -attempt to solicit content from diverse perspectives
> -core group fairly representational as far as gender
> except for race, where we're not at all reflective.
> -stepping up distribution/content diversity efforts. trying to work more
> within local institutions (schools) and continue to develop
> collaborations with local groups.
>- will provide more training and conduct follow-ups with new volunteers to
>make sure they get
>-emphasize consensus model, share/rotate responsibilities
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