[www-features] breaking news, georgetown strike
clara at ifrik.org
Thu Mar 24 08:20:19 PST 2005
i think for breaking news like this it's good enough if the person who
has the news feels s/he can trust the source at that moment. If somebody
else is around on irc or so for feedback: even better.
The only thing I would ask for is that the person who gets this
information, also keeps an eye on it in case corrections are necessary,
because things tend to look different in the hectic of the moment.
I think it's a really good sign that we are doing things right, if
somebody involved with such an action thinks about Indymedia immediately
and just calls (and even has a relevant telephone number right then and
What better credibility can we get then first-hand information?
But if we want to give a source to it, we could add in such a situation
that the info comes from a phonecall.
so in general, I think we should trust one another with this, encourage
people to use irc for fast feedback - and evaluate this again in case we
find things don't seem to work out.
love and solidarity
> hey all. ana from democracy now! emailed me this morning asking about
> the breaking news about the hunger strike. democracy now! wanted to run
> the headline, but, apparently, couldnt find the victory anywhere in the
> indymedia has moved to a new sphere. with our networks and connections
> to the activist communities, we have the ability to scoop news like this
> on a regular basis...if we want to and can trust ourselves and each other.
> i would like to do this more often and break more stories, and feel
> comfortable knowing that the only place where this information is
> available is indymedia and that it is credible. we do not need to
> self-doubt any more.
> that said, can we reflect a bit on process? for that breaking news, i
> got a call from a good friend close to the hunger strike. i was called
> five minutes after the victory, and since the hunger strike was the top
> story, i felt it only pertinent to report the good news. no one was
> available in the #features channel. I talked to bradley from santa cruz
> imc who recently received a www-features login account about it.
> what sort of quorum do we need to do things like this? should anyone
> feel empowered to take this sort of action? are people intereted in
> defining our working relationships a bit more, or should we just
> continue and let what happens happen?
> portland imc volunteer
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