gail williams

gail williams
san francisco, California, usa
January 01
Director of Communities
Gail works at Salon. She's a full-time online community junky with a strong affection for Salon's gathering places, Open Salon, the main Salon article Comments, and her first love, The WELL. So mostly her attention goes to conversation. Gail also plays with photography, video, craft brewing, satire, politics and hiking.


JULY 24, 2008 6:41PM

Open Salon: Make some news of your own

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Scoop Nisker, a radio commentator, author and performer, said it for years: "If you don't like the news, go out and make some news of your own." The Media Conference on The WELL cites it in its banner.

Being alive and active in the world is one thing, but many of us who heard his call to be involved also wanted to convey and interpret the news, as Scoop himself was doing while we listened. Making news has two major meanings.

Open Salon can be a place where you make news by breaking unexpected original stories or displaying creations others want to distribute, write about or debunk. It can also be a place where you can select, convey and comment on the news of the day, or the news of your personal day. A place where you can learn from the feedback you get, and connect with interesting thinkers. You can make, shape and break the news here, and you won't be alone.

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I actually like that a lot, Gail!