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Date sent: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 12:31:10 -0500
From: "L. Mark Finch"
Subject: Re: [WorkForWriters]
George(s) --
If it weren't for all the useful information you contribute to this list,
I probably would have quit subscribing to it by now. Thank you for your
efforts. (And if it weren't for you, there wouldn't even _be_ a Foreign
list, as far as I can tell.)

From: "Alastair Mullin"
Date sent: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 22:03:24 -0400
Subject: Re: RESOURCE Canadiana
Send reply to:
the Canadiana website is amazing - thanks so much.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Alastair Mullin
"You can soar with the eagles, but always remember:

From: "Blue Ear Editor"
To: "Asianscribes"
Date sent: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 09:38:56 +0100
Send reply to:
Subject: [Asianscribes] Subir, where art thou?
Dear fellow Asianscribes,
"...I really appreciate Simon's and George's notes of the past couple days.
They're both right; if we value the list (as I for one do),
we need to participate -- we make and build and maintain the list ourselves;
we make it into what it can and should be.
I recall how a couple months ago a few people were actually complaining about
George posting TOO MUCH to the list, and I contributed to say how much I
appreciated his postings.
I've learned a lot about particular topics, and about other lists,
from George's postings..."
Ethan Casey
Global Writing Worth Reading

Date sent: Sun, 06 Jun 1999 15:35:15 +0000
To: "George(s) Lessard"
Subject: Re: China losing battle to control Internet content
Great posting. By the way, for all
my other attributes I don't speak French,
however I would love to learn.
Christopher Kennedy - Australia Asia Internet -
61 2 0416 338 523
fax 61 2 9360 9791

From: "quetzal"
Subject: Re: Poductions for the Aboriginal Peoples TV Network?
Date sent: Sat, 5 Jun 1999 11:35:22 +0200
Thank you so much ! It is great to see that the APTN is spreading its
wings and taking its flight ...
manon Hogue
> De : George(s) Lessard media@PERMAFROST.COM
> Objet : Poductions for the Aboriginal Peoples TV Network?
> Date : 5 juin, 1999 12:47

From: "Miro Kiss Ida"
Subject: Alabanzas
Date sent: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 07:56:44 +0200
Dear George,
"...Your list is the best thing I have ever found on the web - happy was the
day when I ran into it :-).
I am an environmental journalist in Hungary..."
"... I want to say thanks to you, as the informations which
came to me through MediaMentor, are of vital importance..."

Date sent: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 10:31:34 -0700 (PDT)
Send reply to:
From: Raven Chronicles
Copies to:,,
Subject: Re:
George: I guess this is my answer on who to contact re: the conference.
Thanks for all this are an ongoing enclopedia of
journalist oriented knowledge....
The Raven Chronicles
Office:Richard Hugo House, 1634-11th Avenue,
Seattle, Washington 98122
Phone: 206.323.4316 Fax: 206.323.4316

From: "Roberto Casiraghi"
Subject: R: RE Lonweb
Date sent: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 08:22:25 +0200
Hi George. Thank you for your message. As I live in Italy (yes, it is an
Italian website) you may understand how geographically remote we are
from Alaska. So if you can help us present more accurate information and links
on the Inuit language family, you are more than welcome to do so. You'll be given
full credits. Bye
Roberto Casiraghi - lonweb -

Send reply to: "Amy Harlib"
Subject: your Streaming posts
Date sent: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 23:24:37 -0400
Thank you for your posts. Yours contain just about the most
interesting information of all the posts on this list.
Your contributions alone make me glad I joined the Streaming list.

Date sent: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 17:31:26 -0400
From: LISN
Organization: League of Indigenous Sovereign Nations of the Western Hemisphere
Subject: Re: Leonard's Book: Urgent Correction for Book Orders
Thank you, Mr. Lessard, for sending this information to LPDC. We posted
the changes for LPDC as requested, but LPDC are the ones who have need
of this valuable information. Hopefully, your note will assist them in
adding to the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund.
Thanks again for sending them the info.

Date sent: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 13:44:09 -0400
Subject: CIDA Public consultation on Private Sector Development Policy

Date sent: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 17:23:06 +0200
From: "lars.johansson"
Subject: Re: FYI Undeliverable mail: Re Festival and workshop
"... Many thanks George for forwarding error message - why is it so
incredibly difficult to get these things rights?
Thanks also for passing the invitiation on and for MediaMentor, we'll
try it out..."
maneno mengi
box 3979 Zanzibar
e-mail: &
phone + 255 (0) 54 231952 +46 8 543 533 09
cell + 255 (0) 812 750 520 +46 70 768 3859

Date sent: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 10:29:07 -0400
From: Monika
Send reply to:
Subject: Re: also...
Thanks for the info! I've sent a "subscribe" message...

From: "Nicole Bishop"
Subject: a message for your 'media mentor' mailing list
Date sent: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 20:39:32 +1200
Dear Georges Lessard
"... I have been receiving your "Media Mentor" emails for quite some time now
and find them very valuable..."
Nicole Bishop
Writerfind (NZ)

From: "Jodie Patterson"
Subject: Re: unsubscribing.
Date sent: Tue, 01 Jun 1999 00:55:45 PDT
Dear George,
how do I unsubscribe?
I'm going away for a while and won't have access to the internet.
I've enjoyed all the work you put into this list serve, and will join
again no doubt at a later stage.
Sincerely, Jodie Patterson.

Date sent: Fri, 28 May 1999 15:35:11 -0400
From: (mtsmith)
Send reply to:
Subject: Re: [WorkForWriters] JOBS Media related from The Chronicle
From: (mtsmith)
George(s) Lessard
You are an amazing wealth of internet resources.
Although I have hundreds of urls stored in my mail box, I have not
seen, or even heard of, many of the ones you post.
They cover all topics, and although I don't need them now, I know I
will sometime in the future.
Thank you for the time you take to pass them on to the group.

From: "N.Melody Sophron"
Date sent: Wed, 26 May 1999 21:56:41 -0400
Send reply to:
Subject: Re: [WorkForWriters] THANKS GEORGE
[WorkForWriters] Jobs at Fox News Online
From: "N.Melody Sophron"
Thank you George,
Thanks for pointing out the BGH issue. As an investigative reporter, I
found story slants a real issue. When slanting a story to protect
advertising investments, over-rides the public's right to know what is
in their food and drink; one must ask if the profit margin is worth more
than life. I commend you for pointing out the current situation with Fox.
Writers can make an intelligent decision if profit out-weighs truth, in
determining if they wish to write for that media outlet.

Date sent: Sat, 22 May 1999 11:52:18 -0700 (PDT)
From: "[R. E. Stannard Jr.]"
To: "George(s) Lessard"
Subject: Re: [foreign] Looking for newspapers on-line ?
Tnx ... nice work ... will have to look at it more closely.
I think such websites may get my Egyptian journalism students a lot
wider horizons than even our local international news stand, which few of them
can afford or will bother with. The Egyptian press is mostly poor
pickings and more likely to instill bad habits than good ones.
Ted Stannard
p.s. that mosquito quote in your sig-block is a zinger...
=====Prof. & Mrs. R. E. Stannard Jr.(Ted & Femmy), JMC Dept [226]
ph: (20-2) 340-70-2) 355-7565 attn JMC Dept [226]
em: &

From: "Amy Harlib"
Subject: RE: Internet radio in Sri Lanka
Date sent: Fri, 21 May 1999 23:55:37 -0400
Amy Harlib
WOW! This was fascinating! Please continue to post more information
about media in developing countries in remote places.
Thank you.

From: "Mo Al-Nuaimy"
Date sent: Fri, 21 May 1999 16:35:28 -0400
Send reply to:
Subject: Re: [mtlbuzz] Remove my name from your list.
From: "Mo Al-Nuaimy"
Thanks George, you're a gem.

Date sent: Fri, 21 May 1999 09:46:17 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Carter C. Revard"
To: "George(s) Lessard"
Subject: Re: NYT Makah editorial
Thanks, George, for posting Wayne Johnson's editorial--and for all the
other good work and supplying of useful information. If I were a young
person I'd be looking every day at your posts for ways to move into
useful and strong positions to do as much as I could. Being retired, I can
only cheer from the sidelines while you send in the winning players--of whom
you are a playing coach.

Date sent: Wed, 19 May 1999 20:19:43 EDT
Subject: Re: [WorkForWriters] Thanks to George
.....Just want to say the same...."Without people like George we'd still
be looking in the Yellow Pages"...Thankz Again!!

Date sent: Wed, 19 May 1999 12:24:20 EDT
Subject: [WorkForWriters] Thanks to George
I just want to thank George Lessard for all the time he's taking to share
all his great links with the list. They're a wonderful addition to
WorkForWriters, and very helpful to many of our subscribers -- including
Keep 'em coming, George!
Francine Modderno
WorkForWriters List Manager
P.S. If anyone else on the list has any useful links or information on how
to help writers of any genre to get work, please share with us!
To subscribe to WorkForWriters, go to

Date sent: Tue, 18 May 1999 23:39:36 +0500
From: Frederick Noronha
Subject: Re: (TEST OF) List of India-related web sites
Thank you very very much for all the help.

From: "jacques rosselin"
Subject: Re: [WC] 1000 Webcams, 2115 radio links & 102 TV Links via COMFM
Date sent: Mon, 17 May 1999 18:59:54 +0200
You certainly are a hefty (and helpful) contributor
on the mailing list !
Check us out en direct de Paris :
A bientôt,
Jacques Rosselin

From: "Emily Hoffman"
Subject: thank you
Date sent: Fri, 14 May 1999 10:26:20 -0500
Thanks for all your posts to Workforwriters.
I appreciate them.

Date sent: Sat, 8 May 1999 15:19:54 -0700
From: "S.I.S.I.S."
Copies to:
Hi George,
"...Just wanted to say thanks for posting the URLs to sovernet - they are
very useful..."

From: "Madhu John (INDEV)"
To: "''"
Subject: Maillist Subscribtion, indev
Date sent: Tue, 4 May 1999 18:32:26 +0530
Mailing list subscribtion requests can also be send to
Thank you once again for pointing it out, we'll be including
it in the mailing list page.
Thanks again,
Web Designer, indev

Date sent: Sun, 02 May 1999 21:08:11 -0700 Send reply to: From: Mary Scriver To: NATIVELIT-L@UKANS.EDU Subject: George Lessard's trails I spent quite a while today tracing down some of the websites that
George has been posting and I have to say that I'm impressed!
In fact, I may even have tracked down a job back in Montana!
I'll have to wait to make some phone calls tomorrow. [snipped]
From: Date sent: Sat, 1 May 1999 22:07:54 EDT To: Send reply Subject: [WorkForWriters] Re: URL The Jobs Page... your link to Newspaper Careers From: Dear George, Thanks very much for the tip on connecting to Freep.
Though it has, yet, to advance my career in journalism, from
starry - eyed - journalist - wanna - be to real reporter,
it reminded me why I want to be a journalist, in the first place.
The piece about the copy editors was hilarious and, a little forlorn
from a never-ending job search, I was immediately re-inspired.
I will be a journalist because I love to write and because,
though I've never written anything quite as moving as
"The two suit-cases landed first...," I know I can because journalism is an
all-encompassing field of writing. You can be creative or
straight-laced, as long as you're good.
Thanks again. With renewed enthusiasm,
Janine Billy
From: Date sent: Sat, 1 May 1999 21:26:10 EDT Subject: Re: [WorkForWriters] URL The Jobs Page... your link to Newspaper Careers To: Hi, George, Is that YOU?? Welcome to WorkForWriters!
I feel I've ARRIVED to have you on the list.
You've got a GREAT list in Mediamentor.
I've mentioned a few of your tips
(with your subscription info, of course!)
occassionally on WorkForWriters. I am very pleased (and honored) to have you on this list.
Just hope we can be at least a little bit as helpful to you
as you are to so many journalists around the world.
Feel free to post a plug for Mediamentor to WorkForWriters,
or anything else you care to post.
We welcome any information that might help some writer, of whatever genre,
somewhere, to obtain work. Best, Francine Modderno WorkForWriters List Manager
Date sent: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 22:40:55 -0600 From: "Douglas M. Hinds" Organization: CeDeCoR To: Subject: Re: repeat messages [snipped] I find a lot of value in the mediamentor posts!
Date sent: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 15:41:04 To: From: "Jordan H. Green" Subject: Re: Body Language Story [snipped] Thanks for the info.
From: Date sent: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 09:59:54 EDT Subject: Re. Bookmark crash.... To: Send reply to: thank you so much! carole
Date sent: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 17:43:20 -0400 From: mrobins@WESLEY.IT.EMERSON.EDU (Melinda Robins) Subject: Re: Desparate third world journalist To: media@PERMAFROST.COM Thanks for the information! All the best--Melinda Melinda B. Robins, Ph.D. Asst. Professor Journalism Dept. Emerson College Boston, MA 02116 (617) 824-8814
Date sent: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 11:54:50 -0300 From: Fabíola Sanches Send reply to: To: Subject: Thank you very much!
Date sent: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 21:10:18 +0100 To: From: Subject: Re: TRAINING SESSION NEEDED Copies to: Dear George(s) Of course all of us have noticed that you were a real expert
in using Email communication. [snipped] Friendly yours, with again many congratulations for your work and
Date sent: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 10:15:02 -0400 (EDT) To: From: Eric Geringas Subject: Re: Shameless Self-promotion Rule was--Death Threats [snipped] For the record, George's job postings are some of the most useful
posts on the list. Eric Geringas Jealousy Personified Toronto
From: Date sent: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 22:47:03 -0500 (EST) To: Subject: Re: Hey... how come.... hi georges, thanks for the e-mail! we're working on a Native Solidarity News web
page... it should be up with 2 weeks at
(i'll send you an e-mail to link up when it's ready) have a good day! adam Adam Gottlieb Native Solidarity News CKUT 90.3 FM Radio McGill 3647, University Montréal (Québec) H3A 2B3 Telephone (514) 848 0465 Fax (514) 398 8261 E-mail
Date sent: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 00:48:52 +0530 (GMT+5:30) From: To: "George(s) Lessard" Thanks for keeping me informed, George. Greatly appreciated. Frederick Noronha India
From: "Job Matusow" To: Subject: Re: TVNation - Michael Moore's Newsletters # 9 & 10 Date sent: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 03:52:54 -0600 Right On Brother...keep it up..,.
From: (Ida Miro Kiss) To: Subject: MM is great! Dear George Lessard, Thank you very much for providing the MediaMentor list. It is a superb source of information, a great support for my work. Ida Miro Kiss ---------------------------- Ida Miro Kiss editor Agora Electronic Magazine ----------------------------
"... To: From: Date sent: Wed, 30 Sep 1998 09:03:10 -0400 ... You do an excellent job in WWW journalism with just a "little old laptop," as you say. Best wishes, Chris Simpson..." Faculty, American University's School of Communication
From: "Ahmed Slimi" Subject: re: E-Mail Discussion Groups/Lists - Resources Date sent: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 10:11:48 -0700 Bonjour George, J'apprecie tous les e-mails que tu me transmets. Je suis en train de visiter toutes les URL et je vais m'abonner a quelques Lists. Merci beaucoup pour ton aide. Cordialement Ahmed SLIMI Fax : 212-2 207575 Voice : 212-2 279741 149 Avenue Lalla Yacout, Casablanca, Morocco CUseeme Videophone WebTalk E-mail:
To: Date sent: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 10:58:33 -0700 From: "Debasmita Misra" Subject: Fwd: Re George Lessard's mails Organization: MailExcite ( -SNIP- Personally, I found at least two articles posted by George
Lessard that were of immense interest to me. The articles were entitled:
"The Devdasi Tradition and Prostitution" and "India: Ethical Values in Health Care" Also, in one of his earlier postings he had mentioned about some
mailing lists that dealt with several issues pertaining to India.
I have subscribed to those mailing lists and have been able to
participate in the discussion that were on Environmental, Social and
other issues. -SNIP- In conclusion, I would like to see more postings from George [SNIP], he is not trying to gain any personal privilege through these postings,-SNIP- Thanks, Debasmita Misra
Date sent: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 06:14:19 -0400 (EDT) From: Narendra Kumar Rath To: Subject: "The Revolution of Inclusion" electronic discussions - VITALink Dear George, This is a personal letter. I am a subscriber of ORNET and I keep getting your articles which are very interesting. [SNIP] Narendra Kumar Rath DSQ-OKI Development Centre DSQ Software Ltd. G.R. Complex. Tel. No. 044 4346907 407-408, Mount Road 4346901 Nandanam Ext. 324 Chennai - 600035 India.
Date sent: Wed, 08 Apr 1998 15:15:36 -0500 From: "Bijoy K. Misra" To: Subject: re: george lessard [SNIP] I enjoy some of george Lessard's postings. one which i have book marked is 'link monster search URL....' Regards, Bijoy K. Misra Wheaton, Il., U.S.A.
Date sent: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 09:57:43 -0230 (NDT) From: Ivan Emke To: "George(s) Lessard" media@IETC.CA Subject: Your participation on DEVMedia George: [snip] I find your postings to often be useful, and it gives me ideas of new angles on issues, and also a sense of what is happening in other countries. Keep up the important service! Ivan Emke Soc/Anth Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Corner Brook, Newfoundland..."
"Date sent: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 14:13:02 -0500 Send reply to: Media for Development in Democracy DEVMEDIA@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA From: Yan Phoa yanp@SPC.UCHICAGO.EDU To: DEVMEDIA@LISTSERV.UOGUELPH.CA I would like to support Mr. Lessard, and, in fact, encourage him to keep sending his postings as "relentlessly" as before..."
Date sent: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 22:10:26 -0500 From: Anustup Nayak George, I appreciate all the mails that you send ... I really feel that people like you are more Oriya than anybody else is. So please continue to be with us and guide us. Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.
Date sent: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 11:59:17 +0800 From: Xu Fang George, Thanks again for those informations via e-mail.... Anyway, you are right, I can learn many things by myself with the help of internet. Xufang
From: PAFAF Date sent: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 20:25:37 EST George, This is in response to your mail to the ORNET mailing list. As a fellow ORNET mailing subscriber myself, I welcome your postings. Though I don't read all of it I think they are quite relevant and interesting. For example your posting on the India related websites was pretty good, I thought. So, yeah keep up the good work... Regards, Sanjay Kanungo
Date sent: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 10:29:20 -0800 From: Gary Marcuse Organization: Face to Face Media Thanks for the direction to your site. Looks like an evolving site
that should have some useful links for us in researching projects
for possible documentaries. Cheers Gary Marcuse
Date sent: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 18:02:07 -0600 From: "David J. Ligda" Organization: International Livestock Project Development. Inc. George: A very exhaustive experiment in the various forms of electronic communication. You obviously have invested a great deal of time and effort. Your concept of assistance to development WWW sites is very interesting. If I can be of any help in relation to questions of livestock development, please feel free to contact me. take care... David
Date sent: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 18:06:13 -0500 (EST) From: Pankaja Panda Subject: Re: New COMMUNITY-HEALTH-L Electronic Forum Thank you so much for this email. I have forwarded it to the school
of public health, career services office, Johns Hopkins Univ. and
they have sent it to all students, faculty and alumni. After all
community health is public health, and who should be most interested
in this but us. Ms. Pankaja Panda Johns Hopkins Univ Baltimore, MD
From: (Debra Guzman) Organization: HURINet/Human Rights Info Network Subject: Re: Information about Web access via Email Date sent: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 08:57:00 +0100 Send reply to: (Debra Guzman) Dear George, Many thanks for the info!! It really gives people a picture of who
you are and what you've done!
I am impressed... where do you get all of your energy!
I do hope that people will take you up on your wonderful offer!