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NEW BLIND PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST E-MAIL LIST OPEN
It's been long in the making, but we're up and running. The world's first
discussion list for blind journalists is now open to new participants.
This list is an informal gathering place for people who want to ask
questions and exchange ideas on how blind people succeed in journalism.
We welcome working journalists or those who expect to write for a living,
on deadline. We expect our group will include writers employed at
newspapers, magazines, TV, or public affiars departments.
We also welcome students wanting to pursue journalism careers or former
journalists who, after becoming blind, wish to acquire effective
alternative techniques for working in our highly-competitive arena. There
will probably be little of interest on this list for poets or novelists.
The Blind Professional Journalists Group formed in July, 1996, during
the National Federation of the Blind's annual Convention in Anaheim,
California. Among its founding members are students, reporters, editors
and the former dean of the journalism department at Arizona State
We expect to spend the next several months finding blind journalists in
the US and beyond and getting them subscribed to our new Listserv,
NFB-BPJ. Among the topics we expect to discuss in the listserv are:
--Technology that lets you manipulate information quickly and on
--Reportorial techniques specific to blindness, ranging from managing
the interview to managing visual aspects of the story.
--Nuts-and-bolts solutions concerning transporation and techniques for
working with reader/driver/assistants.
--Employment issues specific to blind professionals, from how to get
hired to how to fund adaptive equipment
--Ways of cracking informational barriers in order to keep you informed
so you can do your job exceptionally well.
The NFB-BPJ list may grow to include discussions far more diverse than
these, but we request that subject matter be confined to those things
directly relating to the techniques and issues directly affecting blind
So how to join the list? Simply send an e-mail message to:
Leave the subject field blank, and in the body of the message, type:
subscribe nfb-bpj <Your Name>
No need to enclose your name in brackets, though. If all goes well, in
a matter of hours you'll recieve a welcome message and you're subscribed.
For questions or comments about the List, please feel free to contact
the co-moderators, Elizabeth Campbell and Bryan Bashin, whose addresses
are listed below.
Elizabeth Campbell, Ft. Worth, Texas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bryan Bashin, Sacramento, California (email@example.com)
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