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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:41 PM
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IWT (International World Television) Update
It's been just over a month since IWTnews launched our new web site -- and what a month it's been! Below you'll find a roundup of recent highlights from -- including a recap of our greatest successes and surprises from our first four weeks online.

With your help, IWT has taken several important steps closer to reality. Help us keep up the momentum! Please take a moment to forward this message to friends and family. Let them know about our movement to build the world's first non-profit, global independent news network.

And don't forget to add your voice on our blog -- tell us what you think about our first month's results, and where we're headed next.

We look forward to hearing for you!

Paul Jay, Chair
Independent World Television


Birth of a Movement: IWT's first month online
Over 6,000 people took our survey, 3,000 joined our email community, and over 600 supporters contributed money. Read our summary of IWT's successes and surprises in our first four weeks online -- including what we've heard from you, and where we're taking the movement next.

Uncompromising journalism or just more spin?
We've received a lot of questions about whether IWTnews aims to be a "left-wing CNN." IWTnews chair Paul Jay answers this question directly, using the example of the recent attacks in London to stress the need for "uncompromising journalism," instead of "spin from the other direction."

NEW VIDEO: IWTnews Interview with Mark Lloyd
Mark Lloyd, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a former NBC and CNN producer, talks about the death of investigative TV news reporting -- and his hopes for IWT. Watch the video interview here:

The IWTnews community responds to the London bombings
The day of the attacks in London, we reached out with a special blog post and email from IWTnews Chair Paul Jay -- and you responded, with over two hundred poignant comments and responses to what you were seeing -- and not seeing -- in the coverage that followed the attacks. The discussion continues here:

IWT continues to receive international press coverage
From Air America and CBC Radio to major newspapers like The Guardian, Toronto's Globe and Mail, Montreal's La Presse, the MIT Technology Review and China's LifeWeek Magazine, IWT continues to make news. Our Los Angeles "Birth of a Network" video screening and party was covered by Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. You'll find it all on our PRESS page:

IWTnews Blog features the world's best journalism
From the untold story behind recent violence in Haiti, to Afghanistan's potential "Taliban revival," the IWTnews Blog is currently featuring examples of the kind of investigative reporting you'll eventually find on IWTnews. /
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:09 PM
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 01:31 AM
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2. thanks--but I just posted this ---be sure and sign up for their E-mail upd
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