Big Island Press Club Winnowing Names

Looks like the Big Island Press Club is starting to get serious about moving along in the digital age.

It looks like they are “winnowing names” down…  whatever that means.

…We expect this process of winnowing names may take about two weeks…

The “Press” is changing… where folks get news from and how they get news is changing each and every day.

I sincerely hope that the Big Island Press Club can pull their members together to really look at where the BIPC has been and where IT COULD GO!

Sometimes it takes a little nudge every once in a while to really understand the value of how folks can make a difference in the community.

I sent this off to someone on the Big Island recently:

The members of the BIPC have a direct responsibility to our community as a whole.  Coming together and using the internet and the tools available that are out there can benefit us all.

I know many members are a different generation then I am…. But it’s not about your generation, it’s not about my generation… It’s about my son’s generation and his son’s generation.

Change is hard to get people to believe in…

I’m a mover and a shaker… I’m not here to make friends… I’m here to benefit our community for my grand kids sake… If I ever have grand kids.

Full disclosure here… I have been helping build the website.

2 Responses

  1. You are helping them build their Web site!!??? And this is the same group that considered excluding bloggers from their membership because they weren’t “trained,” and now … all of a sudden they are all into bloggers and I’m sure this has nothing to do with your support???? Well done, Damon! Loving it!!

    Or could it be that funding is drying up because all the journalists are getting laid off and suddenly Big Island Press Club realizes that if they want any membership at all they are going to have to embrace bloggers. I am MOST interested in watching how this one turns out. For example … will they distinguish between “citizen journalists” and bloggers. Do they know the difference between the two? They are not the same.

    BTW, I’m still a member of National Association of Science Writers, which requires proof of at least three published articles in traditional media over the past year before accepting applicants. They also provide errors and omissions insurance, advocacy for authors (for payment issues), scholarships, traininng, e-mail hosting, job board, listservs and many other benefits that make the $75 membership fee a deal.

    I think it would be great if BIPC might do something like that (rather than just suing Stephens Media over FOIA issues, for example.)

  2. I also believe in full disclosure and have been pressing my esteemed board members to release the names of our full membership.
    I believe we are headed in the right direction with our latest post on this matter.

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