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by Egberto Willies, Coffee Party USA Director of Newsroom & Social Media
The second half of 2014 was a banner year for the Coffee Party USA Newsroom. We brought on talented bloggers, and very informed Facebook posters. Our intent is to allow civil, free and open dialogue.
Our standard bearers and influx of new talent have unleashed the long awaited possibility of our newsroom. We went from 700K views each week to our current average of 6-13 million on any given week. That growth is monumental and reflects the dedication and consistency of our new team, a team that has worked with a symbiosis not seen since Coffee Party USA’s inception.
As we grow we will responsibly move stories, many ignored, to the forefront. In effect we will become an important and responsible segment of the media. If you are a fact based Conservative, Liberal, Moderate, or any ideology in between blogger, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is a fit you will go through our volunteer department to possibly join the media team.
Before meeting our newsroom team it is important to note what our Facebook page is and isn’t. I like to refer to the world of Facebook pages as the Wild Wild West. One has the option to clamp down tightly on pages to restrict speech or one can leave pages relatively uncontrolled where good and bad ideas and dialogue occur. Finding the right mix is difficult. At Coffee Party our basic tenet is freedom of speech as long as one remains civil. In other words one should refrain from obscenities, direct personal attacks, or trolling.
The Coffee Party Facebook page reflects America. It does not represent Coffee Party USA Doctrine. It is a place where at any given time one can get the ‘temperature’ of the nation's body politic. Within that page Coffee Party members try to steer civil discourse irrespective of opinions. In other words we want to be examples of how we can dialogue even with differing opinions.
Our website at http://coffeepartyusa.com which will be re-launched in the near term is where our official Coffee Party tenets will reside and specific dialogue will occur. It will be controlled and will represent the basic tenets that the Coffee Party is working towards.
Now please meet our newsroom team.
Marianne Castiglia, Newsroom Workgroup Chair
Marianne Castiglia has taken the bull by the horns and ran with it. Marianne has ensured that all contributors' stories are placed on the Facebook page in a time appropriate manner. She is the fearless leader of the group. She runs the Newsroom calls every Wednesday.
Kathleen Morgan, Newsroom Workgroup Co-Chair
Kathleen Morgan, the co-chair of the Newsroom group has been consistent in assisting the Chair ensuring that order is always maintained. She scours the Internet for stories that otherwise may not see the light of day. Kathleen runs the conference boards during our weekly Newsroom calls.
Charlotte Vaughan Coyle
Charlotte Vaughan Coyle is one of our newest additions to the team. She brings a fresh voice and a fresh perspective. Charlotte is one of our bloggers that provides original material. The wisdom in her writings jumps off the screen. She blogs at http://www.charlottevaughancoyle.com/.
Bobby Rodrigo is one of our most prolific activists. He is the host of Coffee Party USA Radio Show 'I take Liberty with my Coffee with Bobby Rodrigo'. He has also started writing original content blogs as well. His blog is at http://itakelibertywithmycoffee.com.
Jeanene Louden wears several hats. She is on the Coffee Party USA Board of Directors. She is our treasurer whose middle name should be frugality. Jeanene also scours the Internet for news we can all use. She also provides original content. She is the host of Coffee Party Radio Show Lunch with Louden. Jeanene is constantly on the move. She continues to represent Coffee Party USA at political events in DC, Oregon, and throughout the country.
Michael Charney is another original content blogger that provides thoughtful insights. He writes from a pragmatic conservative point of view that stresses solutions as opposed to ideology. His blog is http://www.chasingglennbeck.com/. He is the author of the book Chasing Glenn Beck.
Elisabeth Parker is another new member of the team. She is a professional writer and blogger. She provides original content. Elisabeth blogs at http://elisabethparker.com/. Her footprint throughout the Internet is quite large. Her writing style is easy to read yet very informative.
Debilyn Molineaux is another media team member that wears various hats. She is a board of Director and the new President of Coffee Party USA. She scours the Internet for material that is focused on the tenets of Coffee Party USA. She is partnered with many transpartisan and nonpartisan groups and has been moving the Coffee Party USA message through her various engagements and connections. She is a co-host of Coffee Party Radio Show 'Lunch with Louden'.
Victoria M. Young
Victoria M. Young is another new member of our media team. She writes and blogs about education. She blogs at http://thecrucialvoice.com. She is passionate about the material and provides solid fact based material on education issues of the day. Victoria is a doctor of veterinary medicine who put her career on a backburner in 2007 to seek answers as to why equal educational opportunity for children has been so elusive a goal.
Vince Lamb is one of our Coffee Party Board of Directors and our Secretary. He has been on the newsroom team for some times now. Vince is the Coffee Party professor. He provides posts that challenges the mind forcing the reader to think.
Mark Gilbert is a recent addition to our media team. Mark is a former member of the Senior Executive Service with the Federal government where he served in leadership with the Medicare program. In 2009, he left to pursue his passion as a spiritual writer and teacher and has since authored four books -- including his latest Becoming a Spiritual Change Agent. He blogs at the website http://www.consciousbridge.com where he seeks to bring together ideas from science, philosophy, politics and spirituality; integrate them into a picture of our evolutionary journey and call us to action towards creating a world that works for everyone.
Egberto Willies is a Coffee Party Board of Director. He is responsible for the Newsroom Workgroup. Egberto writes and blogs original content at http://egbertowillies.com. He is also a DailyKOS.com contributing editor. He blogs from a decidedly liberal point of view on middle class centric issues. He is the host of Coffee Party Radion Show Politics Done Right w/Egberto Willies. Egberto represents Coffee Party on the Move To Amend Board (National Leadership Team).
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