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This is a slightly edited version of an email I just sent to LSU Student Media alumni:

The LSU Office of Student Media will host a meeting of students and alumni interested in discussing the strategy for Student Media Saturday, Aug. 22, at noon in the Holliday Forum on the ground floor of the Journalism Building. Please spread the word to alumni you might know, either by sharing this link or by word of mouth.

We hope that people who have expressed interest in the future of the Daily Reveille and other Student Media matters will join us for this discussion.

No decisions will be made at this meeting — or have been made yet. But we want to hear from students, alumni, faculty and other interested members of the LSU community. We are holding this meeting on a Saturday to reduce conflicts with people’s jobs, though we know that we can’t pick a time that is ideal for everyone.

Students will be invited to attend this meeting as well, and some student leaders have been invited to speak at the opening of the meeting. We also will be discussing the strategy and related issues extensively with students at staff meetings the week of Aug. 17, expanding and continuing the discussions we’ve had by email, Google documents and in individual conversations since May.

The Manship School has graciously offered to sponsor lunch, since we didn’t want to spend Student Media funds on this meeting. We’ll start gathering around noon. After about a half-hour of lunch and informal discussions, we’ll start the discussion of strategy at about 12:30.

Please email me (stevebuttry@lsu.edu) if you plan to attend in person, so we have a number to plan for seating and refreshments.

Remote options for joining the meeting

We will offer options for those who cannot attend to join the discussion by audio or video. Below I outline the options for either a conference call the evening of Monday, Aug. 24 or joining the Aug. 22 discussion. Audio quality in the conference room likely will vary (we will try to encourage people to use microphones when commenting or asking questions, but some may not wait for the mic to reach them).
If you want to join the meeting by telephone and/or web:
Date and Time:
08/22/2015 12:30 PM US/Central (GMT-0500)
Online Meeting Link:
Dial-In Number:
(712) 775-7031 – United States
Please note: We are using a free conference-call service, so this is not a toll-free number. I recommend using a cellphone instead of a landline, presuming you have unlimited minutes or a high limit.
Access Code:
International Dial-In Numbers:
At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line.  When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key. To join the online meeting, click on the online meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.
If you’d like to join by video using Google+ Hangout:
Email me at stephenbuttry (at) gmail (dot) com and I will send you an invitation shortly before we start. Hangouts are limited to 10 people, so the first nine (I think the host counts) who request invitations will receive them.
If you’d like to watch a live video stream: 
I will be seeking student volunteers to shoot and livestream the discussion. If you want to watch a livestream, email me at stevebuttry@lsu.edu or stephenbuttry@gmail.com and I will send you a link if we will be doing that.
Because our time won’t work for everyone, and because audio of an in-person meeting is not always good, we will provide a separate conference-call opportunity to discuss the same issues. This conference call will be Monday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Use the same call-in number and access code as provided for the Aug. 22 meeting.

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