Friday, August 23, 2013

New York Citizens for Responsible Media

New York Citizens for Responsible Media was an ad hoc organizing group to pressure NYC and Time Warner to set up studios and proper access for community media. 

The above notes look like the handwriting of Martha Wallner.  The group researched what other cable access centers had. The top is about Austin, Texas, which at that time had one of the most active and successful access centers in the country.  We also looked at Chicago which hadn't started.  And the lower half are notes for making a flyer to enlist people to the struggle for access and better service from Time Warner.

Many public hearings were held, thanks to the pressure from Ruth Messinger's office.  NYCCRM showed up at every meeting with facts and figures and demands for access.

From Bob Devine:

One slight correction. Diana Agosta and I worked with the board and the Borough presidents office throughout 1990-1991 to put the organization in place.  I took the capital, policy and staffing plans to Albany to get the funding for MNN released and scouted locations. 
If I'm not mistaken, Alex Quinn (my recommendation) was hired well before 1994. 

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