Friday, July 21, 2006
A New Internet TV Station
Along with ConservativeHome, I am supporting the launch of Britain's first InternetTV station that will, from early September, provide a new perspective on each day’s news. The Internet TV station will be based in purpose built studios in Bloomsbury, London. It will be interested in all political perspectives but it will have a particular mission to counter the biases of the mainstream media.
WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN HELPING OR REPORTING FOR THE STATION?
A core, full-time production and editorial team is currently being recruited but the station is also seeking volunteer reporters, studio discussants and interns. The station aims to take full advantage of rapidly advancing new technologies so that individuals from all over Britain and the world will be able to submit contributions to the London studio. If you are interested in becoming part of the reporting or production team in any capacity, please email a brief CV to me by clicking on the email icon at the top of the page or to Tim Montgomerie at email@example.com.
Your CV should clearly state
1) areas of specialist knowledge – any area is of interest to us from human rights campaigning to sports bureaucracy, from understanding your local community to economic policy.
2) the time you might have available for reporting - we are very flexible and want to incorporate your contribution in a way that suits you.
3) any previous media experience you may have of writing or reporting - although none is necessary.
WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TV STATION’S ALLIANCE?
The station is inviting organisations and individuals to join its Alliance. Think tanks, campaigning organisations, journalists and bloggers are invited to submit an outline of their mission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership of the Alliance should dramatically increase the regular audience for the work of all Alliance members. Members of the Alliance will enjoy free access to the studio facilities for the production of infomercials, brief commentaries, or full programmes. This output may appear within the schedule of the streamed TV and/or the ‘on-demand’ website. Alliance Members will also enjoy free access to the Bloomsbury studios internet café, scheduled access to its lecture room and may also be able to offer overnight accommodation to international guests.
This is an exciting new venture. More news on it soon!