Sunday, March 30, 2008

VFM Networking Party

I hosted a party March 16 for people interested in voter-funded media at UBC, SFU, BCIT, Langara College etc. We can learn from implementing VFM in different ways at different student unions. Media groups can build their brand reputations by linking across schools in various ways: publicizing and reviewing each other’s quality, guest posting, and eventually creating groups that serve multiple democratic communities. The next step for VFM may be municipal politics, which broader coalitions of students and graduates could tackle.

Meanwhile we can eat, drink, chat and relax! Thanks to SFU Instant Blog’s Patrick Lee for this video and review of the party...

… and to UBC Insiders’ Gerald Deo for these photos. Here’s a list of media folks who attended, with links to their blogs & photos:

School/Org Blog/Site Name/PhotoLink Notes
BCIT BCIT PCMA Joseph Landicho In centre of photo
BCIT BCIT PCMA Kris De Luna On left of photo
Diana Filer TV & radio programming; now retired
Langara LSU Arran Walshe
Langara LSU Chris Vincent
Langara VG's LSU Blog Vincent Gornall
SFU Instant Blog Patrick Lee In centre of photo
SFU SFU Politics Xenia Menzies
SFU SFU VFM Brad Coleman
UBC AMS Matthew Naylor 2 years on VFM planning committee
UBC AMS Stephanie Ryan 2 years on VFM planning committee
UBC Devil's Advocate Aaron Palm
UBC Devil's Advocate Eoin O'Dwyer "Eoin" pronounced like "Owen"
UBC Devil's Advocate Stephen McCarthy
UBC Election Erection Kate Webb Now a reporter at The Province
UBC UBC Insiders Gerald Deo Took photos of this event
UBC UBC Insiders Maayan Kreitzman

Let me know if you’d like to attend the next VFM event, whenever that may be…

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