[hackerspaces] Hacker Dojo

Deech deech at ninjacow.net
Sat Jan 9 18:23:43 CET 2010

Well, that was about as positive as you could have gotten.

Very nice.


On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM, Yves Quemener <quemener.yves at free.fr> wrote:
> Steve Clement wrote:
>> But is getting ANY media recognition good? I know at least a few reasons
>>  why it is very tricky to get good coverage.
> Fox News is watched by the kind of people who could have a lot of very
> negative ideas about the word "hacker". Any coverage that present them on a
> good light is to be encouraged IMHO. That the journalist can't make the
> difference between an Arduino and an iPhone isn't the greatest importance
> for this kind of report anyway.
> When someone says something positive about you but that is utter technical
> nonsense, it is often a good idea to stop trying to correct them and just
> say "well technically it is a bit more complicated but this is the idea".
> Both you and your interlocutor gets mutual support and everyone gets happy.
>> As a rule of thumb:
>> - Set the rules on WHAT will be talked about how the things will be shot
>> etc..
> It is good to prepare as much as you can, but these people tend to have an
> overbooked agenda and will stumble upon you at the last moment. The most
> essential piece of information, IMHO, is to understand the general tone the
> article will have and to get some bio info on the journalist. If you think
> this will be hostile, no preparation will save you from being quoted out of
> context. In this case it is better to refuse completely the coverage.
>> Preferably you want to know what will be their "voice-overs" in the
>> actual piece.
>> You kind of have to control them otherwise you will end-up with a Story
>> about how the bad hackers try to steal your network etc..
> From what I know, this is rarely possible. Journalists generally come into
> a place with the objective of having pictures, interviews, material. when
> they are in this stage they don't know yet what the final video product
> will be and how the montage will be. You could be completely edited out, be
> part of a 10 second extract or get a 5 minute interview. It is hard to tell.
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