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    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

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Media Relations for Progressives Conference

A National Conference on Media Relations for Progressives
True Spin Conference, Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2008, Denver, CO

Join some of America’s best progressive PR practitioners for two days of panels, workshops, networking, and fun. This conference brings together flacks from progressive advocacy groups around the country to exchange ideas and learn new and creative PR tactics.

Officials from giant corporations meet all the time to share their latest and greatest media relations strategies. This is our turn. It’s the only national conference of its kind.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Lori Dorfman, Berkeley Media Studies Group;
  • Alan Jenkins, The Opportunity Agenda;
  • David Sirota, Author, Hostile Takeover;

Other Faculty:

  • Medea Benjamin, Code Pink;
  • Andy Bichlbaum, Yes Men!;
  • Kathy Bonk and Emily Tynes, Authors, Strategic Communications for Nonprofits;
  • Beach Codevilla, Spitfire Strategies;
  • Martin Kearns, Green Media Toolshed;
  • Robert Perez, Fenton Communications;
  • Rashad Robinson, GLAAD;
  • Heath Wickline, SPIN Project.

Read more about these folks and other faculty here:   www.truespinconference.com/faculty.html

The last True Spin Conference was held in 2006 and sold out. We had about 200 registrants from around the country, including PR people from all types of progressive organizations. Click here to read more about the 2006 event: http://www.truespinconference.com/history.html

Session topics include:

  • How to Work with Hollywood;
  • How to Deal with EDs who Just Don’t Get it;
  • YouTube: Show and Tell;
  • Strategic Media Planning;
  • Be like GLAAD;
  • Demystifying the Interactive Web;
  • Theatrical Protest: A Case Study in Pink;
  • How to Collaborate with the Netroots and
  • Bloggers;
  • Connecting PR to Fundraising;

See preliminary program here: www.truespinconference.com/program.html


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