archive: Re: SETI: media management

Re: SETI: media management

Brian Wong ( (no email) )
Sat, 31 Oct 1998 02:48:58 -0800

Richard,

I agree. I think the SETI community needs something like the IAU
(International Astronomical Union) is to astronomy. A central voice for
media communication. Something like the IAU Circulars would be good.
Something unified and 'official', after filtration through peer-review or
course.

Regards,
Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Burke-Ward <richard@burke-ward.demon.co.uk>
To: SETI League <seti@sni.net>
Date: Saturday, October 31, 1998 2:06 AM
Subject: SETI: media management

>2. Who speaks for SETI, what times of day can they be contacted - and do
>the journalists who need to know, actually know?
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>I think a clearer media strategy needs to be put inplace, not just within
>the SETI LEague, but across the entire SETI community. Just think how
>confusing it would have been if the hit was real - and remember that one
>day it will be.
>
>Richard
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