Protesters feed media while remaining cautious

AP News

10/20/2011 2:32:07 AM - AP News
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street protesters have developed a complicated relationship with the news media that is helping it spread its message about economic equality from a small Manhattan park.Occupy Wall Street's volunteer media operation, like the movement itself, has no leader or clear-cut message. And even though some protesters have an aversion to the press, media volunteers are helping with broadcasts and stories. Volunteers work as "fixers" for reporters who want to interview specific types of people, such as college students or unemployed people.Volunteers say they've counted at least 500 outlets that have sent reporters to the park, including a New Zealand newspaper, a college newspaper from Texas and a documentary filmmaker from Australia.Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook spread Occupy Wall Street's messages.