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Re: Media coverage monitoring

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 20:13:08 -0500
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WAI Interest Group:

After some recent discussion on media coverage on this list, and at the
recent face-to-face in Los Angeles, we will go with the following regarding
identification of Media issues on the WAI Interest Group list:

1. If you would like to bring an article to attention of the list by
referencing its URI, please preface your message with "Media:" (Not WAMM.)
2. If you note inaccuracies in an article, please cc jbrewer@w3.org on the
message, and I will make sure that either WAI staff or the W3C press
relations staff review the article and quickly respond to any problems. (We
do this regularly, and usually but not always get corrections within a day,
and sometimes with an hour or two.)

3. If you choose to respond directly to a reporter in addition to cc'ing us
here, please identify yourself according to your own organization -- only
W3C staff can speak officially for W3C/WAI. Please be courteous regardless
of how you feel about a reporter's article. Many of the reporters have only
a short time to learn about a new issue, and work hard to correct errors if
there are any.

- Judy

At 02:52 PM 3/8/00 -0500, Judy Brewer wrote:
>I've been thinking about ways to split off different areas of discussion
>the WAI Interest Group list, and this is an interesting possibility.
>The Education & Outreach mailing list is more focused on development of
>specific E/O deliverables, such as curricula, reference pages, etc., and
>that mailing list doesn't necessarily include the people who catch the
>press coverage. (W3C monitors press coverage on topics related to W3C work;
>however the WAI IG list is generally faster at spotting the articles, and
>inaccuracies in some of the articles.)
>So, two possibilities: 
>(1) start a separate WAMCM mailing list as Patrick proposes; or, 
>(2) invite people to post the articles that they notice onto the EOWG
>(Education & Outreach Working Group) list, and W3C staff and/or EOWG
>members can respond as appropriate. The EOWG list, by the way, is publicly
>viewable from the EOWG home page <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO>, and accepts
>public postings.
>- Judy
>At 01:58 PM 3/7/00 -0800, Patrick Burke wrote:
>>Perhaps we need a Web_Access_Media_Coverage_Monitoring (WAMCM) listserv 
>>(snappier titles gratefully accepted). I have found the opinion pieces 
>>posted to the list to be very useful in formulating my own accessibility 
>>arguments, but I understand the reasons for excluding these items from
>>I haven't been on the Education & Outreach list. Are discussions of 
>>strategy & useful lines of argument appropriate there (again excluding 
>>full-scale cross-posts)?
>>At 09:57 AM 3/6/00 , Judy Brewer wrote:
>>>It's spelled out pretty clearly at
>>>-- "Don't cc the WAI IG list with messages you are sending to other
>>>If you have a letter that you think is important for WAI IG to see, then
>>>you can send a separate copy to WAI IG -- but note also at
>>>-- "This is a large list. Keep your comments brief and to the point."
>Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Director,Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI), World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)
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Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director,Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI), World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)

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