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Monthly Member’s Meeting Minutes 2.11.15

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Monthly Membership Meeting 2.11.15 (Minutes)

  1. Theme:
  • More clearly identify themed pieces and themed pieces should be clearly labeled


  1. Types, tones, styles and forms. Is the Cable too negative?
  • Needs to provoke ideas etc
  • More on complex topics in an accessible form i.e economics
  • Get out to communities
  • Human interest stories
  • Roundtables
  • Solutions Based Journalism

6th edition:

  • Politics of health


  • Top ups
  • Produce clearer pick up maps
  • Area co-ordinators should keep an eye on levels
  • More distro to outlying areas


VOTE: Membership votes to increase print run to 20,000 unanimously. Reviewable monthly.


VOTE: Advertising:

  • Ecotricity: Membership votes to accept advertising with Ecotricity.
  • Membership votes to pass advertising contract within EMSM.


Meeting template:

  • Deferred for online poll to be set by Dean
  • Further meetings should not be facilitated by primary contributor

Payment to co-ordinators:

  • When to expand outside core for payment?
  • Work out a provisional hourly rate- Harry Pitts to work on methodology
  • Log hours from now

Membership vote unanimously to approve coordinators stipends, reviewable quarterly.

  • Defer surplus spending plans to wider discussion with proposals for working out methodology.

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