Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

TONIGHT: How to Not Be Overlooked by the Media

A message from Democracy for America: 


With the 24-hour news cycle, you'd think it would be easier than ever to get media coverage.

But how can an effort for progressive change earn even a minute of airtime when the media is focused on "important" stories like Charlie Sheen?
DFA Night School is here to help you break through.
In this week's interactive online session, we'll be showing you how to earn media exposure for your cause. Whether it's about getting spotlighted on a local blog, having a clip on an area radio station or being quoted in the paper, our online event will teach you tactics, tips and tricks.

Tonight's special guest is communications expert Jacki Schechner. Jacki's been on all sides of the media game as a local news reporter in Miami, on-air personality at CNN, and advocate for progressive change as the Communications Director at Health Care for America Now. She'll be delving into a fascinating case study on the successes and failures of earning media during the battle for health insurance reform.
Click here to join us on tonight's session -- Pressing for Reform: Earning Media for Your Issue Campaign.
The seminar begins tonight -- Wednesday, March 9 -- at 8:30 pm EST. If you're registering for the first time,
the password is nightschool.

See you this evening and thanks for all that you do,

--Matt Segal, National Field Organizer
Democracy for America

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