The meeting, lead by Collaborative Network Chair Calla Allison was a useful sharing of strategy on our challenges and successes, and on the science of MPAs and science communication. Following long conversations, Calla lead many of us into the waters of Big Fishermen Cove snorkeling or swimming. I also demonstrated the Open Explorer Trident ROV donated to Shark Stewards.
When the same mysterious force energizes a loved one’s touch, a stroke of lightning and a George Foreman Grill, a curious duality ensues: We take electricity for granted one second and gawk at its power the next. More than two and a half centuries have passed since Benjamin Franklin and others proved lightning was a form of electricity, but it’s still hard not to flinch when a particularly violent flash lights up the horizon. On the other hand, no one ever waxes poetic over a cell phone charger..
“I acted in good faith and was optimistic that by taking the actions I took the league would have what they wanted,” Kraft said. “I was willing to accept the harshest penalty in the history of the NFL for an alleged ball violation because I believed it would help exonerate Tom. I have often said, ‘If you want to get a deal done, sometimes you have to get the lawyers out of the room.’ I had hoped that Tom Brady’s appeal to the league would provide Roger Goodell the necessary explanation to overturn his suspension.
Evacuations began, but the ship had only enough lifeboats to carry half of the people on board. Worse, the crew launched the lifeboats when they were barely half full. As the ship filled with water, hundreds of third class passengers were trapped below decks and drowned.
There a case to be made that some people who have come to regret speaking to news outlets did not fully understand that what they said will live on indefinitely thanks to the Web. Perhaps if that had been made clear to them they would have declined to be interviewed, been more careful about what they said or at the very least would have had no reason to object later.After sampling opinions from various parts of the newsroom, it obvious there is no magical sentence that works in all situations and it clear that long explanations are not always necessary, possible or helpful.This note is not intended to cover reporting done in war zones or situations when stopping to have a long conversation about the long tail of the Web isn safe or practical. Getting the permission of parents or guardians to interview minors is also a separate subject (and we make it clear when we get such consent that the material will be on the Web).With those caveats in mind, we obviously start conversations that hopefully will turn into interviews by identifying ourselves.