ARE THE MEDIA GOOD WATCHDOGS?
Yours truly was a part of this survey! It shows Americans are a bit confused.
According to the BBC, Singapore has enacted laws to stop the spread of fake news making how “fake news” is determined solely in the hands of the government. Good idea, or appalling? The decision is yours!
The Next FCM meeting will be on Saturday 2/15/20 at 2 PM at 39th & Main rear door to be followed by a website meeting.
The Next Friends of Community Media meeting will be on Saturday, February 15th at 2:00 PM – 39th & Main rear door, upstairs.
FCM’s monthly potluck will take place at Spencer’s place at Oak Hall (near All Souls and the Nelson) 4550 Warwick Apartment 508 6 PM. Become involved in this crucial year with the Media – hold it accountable – with other media activists! All are welcome!
Friends of Community Media
Notes from the 1/11/20 video conference meeting
Because of the difficult road conditions due to bad weather, the meeting scheduled for this day has been rescheduled for Saturday 1/18/20, 2:00 PM at the KKFI annex room, 39th & Main rear door.
Spencer Graves , and Tom Crane met at KKFI and Craig Lubow met remotely over computer. The video conference was over Zoom software which worked well allowing video of everyone to be seen and heard. Craig provided music during the conversation.
Spencer briefed us on possibly becoming an affiliate of ProPublica. Potentially, an assistantship could be funded through this source for FCM with a local university. This could possibly be done through NAIRC (National association for computer reporting). Spencer has made contacts but has had no response. This week, he will follow up with results for the 1/18 meeting.
It was suggested that we collaborate with the Kansas City Press Club, and Tom will follow up with them this week.
Proposed for a forum as mentioned earlier – “Media in a Time of War” – with Amy Goodman which could be a fundraiser for FCM and KKFI. Tom will speak with Bill Clause on this to be reported on the 1/18 meeting.
Craig made some contacts for a presentation we had discussed earlier on “Religion and the Media”. Looks like the All-Souls calendar is booked until March. He will follow up on those contacts and speak with Richard about the All-Souls calendar.
Friends of Community Media is scheduled to meet 2 PM tomorrow, Saturday 1/11 but there is a major snow storm coming. Those with snowshoes are welcome to come to a possible video conference Spencer is setting up, with ProPublica. He will send info out to our group. Since some people can’t participate with this, FCM will meet next Saturday 1/18 at the KKFI Annex Room 39th & Main Rear Door at 2 PM.