The Media Coalition


Here’s what you can do…


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Who we are:

  • A coalition of independent media makers covering the Occupation in Portland
  • A clearing house of visual media information related to Occupy Portland
  • A center for the production, aggregation, and dissemination of independent media created about Occupy Portland


What we do:

  • Provide a space for people creating independent media covering Occupy Portland
  • Network with existing independent media makers in Portland to aggregate their information in one easy to find place
  • Listen to the media needs and ideas of the Occupation and respond to address them
  • Coordinate teach-ins related to media skills to capacitate people to make their own media
  • Reach out to other independent solidarity media organizations covering the occupation to disseminate our media to them


Contact Us

25 Responses to The Media Coalition

  1. Barry on October 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm


  2. valentine gifts for goths on October 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

    A Cat’s hearing apparatus is built to allow the human voice to easily go in one ear and out the other. — Stephen Baker

  3. Barry on October 14, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Need lights at eve GA Meetings?

    • occupyjohn on October 14, 2011 at 10:24 am

      We do need lights. Do you have any to donate?

      • Barry on October 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        I have some spot lights that would work but no stands.

  4. Barry on October 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Are you going to have a live radio feed from the Occupy Portland Camp. thought I herd you were? If so let us know internet radio is free and easy to set up!!

    • KBOO on October 16, 2011 at 4:15 pm

      check out live audio stream @occupyportland – live right now … been on and off, if it’s off when you check it (if you get ‘file not found’, check for an update on when we’ll be back). Definitely we can use more help with it! come by our tent – across the path from the media tent, or call the station 503-231-8032

  5. Don Beal on October 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I was a 40 plus year subscriber to the Oregonian until yesterday’s editorial calling for your closure. I canceled my subscription with a note explaining. They responded my reasons were noted and would be forwarded.

    • occupyjohn on October 20, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Hi Don. That is very interesting. Would you be available to do an interview to talk about your decision to cancel the Oregonian over their coverage of this? If so please email

    • Amy on November 6, 2011 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks so much for doing this. The Oregonian has made an enemy of me with their blatantly biased coverage of Occupy Portland from (nearly) the very beginning. I will never purchase another copy of that rag and when my husband and I both I let them know why in separate emails we were completely ignored.

  6. Barry on October 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    is there any interest in a internet radio fee from The Occupy Portland site Please lmk Barry

    • PDXsays on October 16, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      Yeah, and I was thinking along the lines of the Playa model, if you get my drift.

    • OccupyPDXcolin on October 17, 2011 at 11:29 am

      Barry, we would love to have an internet radio feed and/or some sort of podcast. This has been discussed yet we do not currently have individuals dedicated to this cause. If you would like to help us out with this, please, get a hold of us.

      • Barry on October 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm

        Who could i get ahold of to talk about a internet radio brodcast? Please lmk Barry

  7. PDXsays on October 16, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Are other media established committee groups- just as unofficial- entitled to equal real estate on this website?

    • OccupyPDXcolin on October 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

      It is my understanding that the web team is currently working on this.

  8. Barry on October 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

    is there no coverage og GA on Livestream? Whats happening? Please lmk Thanks

  9. astormflocetc on October 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I’m getting really frustrated with the media coalition because I keep trying to get my images posted somewhere on the site and I keep getting ignored. Why isn’t there any direct contacts listed or an easy way for people to post imagery?

    • occupypdxer on October 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      There are hundreds of photos coming in daily. Media coalition could really use some help at camp, sorting images and picking out the best ones. We can’t do it alone!

  10. Justin Neff on October 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Here’s a great little animated short related to economic injustice and the themes of occupy wall street/Portland.

  11. Ynnhoj Deeselppa on October 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Dear Occupy Portland — here’s something that might help peacefully pass the time, if you’d like:

    Occupy Chess Board — peace and equality reign on 64 squares and one common center circle:

  12. Steve on October 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm


    I recently finished shooting a documentary, and my camera is returning from major overhaul this week. I’d love to make myself (and gear) available for video shoots. I shoot on mini-DV, have lights (for interview/studio-type lighting setup – no “camera mounted” lighting), wireless and wireless lapel and handheld microphones, and the skills to use it all. I am also willing to cooperate/team with others in shooting/audio/etc.
    I was laid off 20 months ago (thanks to corporate greed!) from after 30 years of commercial, corporate and nonprofit broadcasting. I have earned 4 Emmy awards for technical and creative skills.
    I should be available on an on-call basis WEEKDAYS from Nov 2 or 3 (when my camera returns from service) until Nov 4, and then 24/7 during the week of Nov 8-12. I can shoot 4:3 or 16:9 – you choose. Can provide the completed footage on the original mini-DV or can xfer to DVD for you within an hour or two.
    And, all for NO CHARGE. I believe in the cause.
    Email me (if you’re the organizer of the board, you’ll be able to see my non-posted email address) if interested in having me help.
    – Steve

    • Steve on October 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

      my apologies. This should read “…wireless and WIRED lapel and handheld microphones.” Can run up to two simultaneously. No outboard mixer for more than two mics, sorry. Mics are primarily Sennheiser, with Sony backups.

  13. Amy on November 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hey there, I have a quick suggestion but am not sure to whom I should direct it: I lOVE your web site; it’s informative, it’s attractive to the eye, it’s easy to navigate, it’s interactive, and it includes a spectacular, regularly updated slideshow. My only concern is that the Twitter banner up top there is so often dominated by deliberately misleading, negative, and blatantly untruthful comments. I think it’s not necessarily a bad idea to include the twitter messages somewhere on the site if that’s what you all want to do, but putting this in such a prominent place seems to lend them an unearned air of legitimacy. I’m sure we can all agree that while, of course, everyone has a right to air their ideas, not every idea is equally valuable nor should every idea be looked at as equally significant or worthy of placement just under the Occupy Portland banner. I’d place the tweets somewhere less prominent or take them off all together. There are plenty of opportunities for folks to comment all over your beautiful site.

  14. Debbie on November 13, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I have to say something about the banner. It’s right over the people shots, can’t see much of anything. How about take it down from the live stream or at least place it up at top where all the buildings are?