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Community Standards: Two Forums for Discussion

By-People_For-PeopleAbout seven years ago, we asked the community to join us so we could establish rules and guidelines for a then-new idea called MiND: Media Independence. The well-attended symposium about community standards was held at The Annenberg School for Communications at a The University of Pennsylvania.

Several times a year, our Community Advisory Board discusses the information needs of our community. We are currently scheduling a spring meeting, and will announce the date on this web site.

We created and continue to provide MiND’s five-minute format so that we could all learn from one another. We encourage you to participate by producing a video. If you would like to learn how, please attend a MiND Production Boot Camp.

From time to time, we have debated whether we ought to censor our programming, but instead, we have favored responsible, open communication. That is, even if we personally disagree with what is being said, our nonprofit exists to provide a platform for candid discussion. For those who disagree, we provide ways to express alternative perspectives on television and in person.

The appropriate forum for discussion of editorial matters is (a) production of a well-researched MiND program to share your ideas with the whole community; or (b) attendance at a Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting where these matters are discussed openly.

As time and resources permit, staff members do their best to respond to phone calls, phone messages and emails (emails are preferred), but any discussions about editorial matters will be recommended for the CAB agenda.

If you are interested in attending the next CAB meeting, please send an email to RSVP(at)mindtv(dot)org so we can contact you when the next meeting is scheduled. If you would like the CAB to discuss a particular topic, please explain the topic in the same email.