A followup to Rebecca's post:
I would suggest a separate heading, column or department for 'Letters To
The Editor' in the next newsletter. My guess is that there will be a few
That said, let's not be overly harsh on the editor of the newsletter.
She's doing her best and is, after all, a volunteer.
I didn't intend to start a flame war and, so far - so good.
Let the discussion continue and the ideas flow,
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 7/20/2020 7:13 AM, Rebecca Chandler wrote:
> Good morning,
> Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on the most recent Letter to the
> Editor published in the newsletter. And thank you, Corey, for starting the
> Some background: The Editor did share the letter with the ARSC board prior
> to publication. While I and others on the board do not agree with the
> contents of the letter, it is important to the integrity of the
> organization to allow our members to express themselves without censorship.
> We support the decision to publish the letter as an opinion piece in the
> newsletter. There were no other Letter to the Editor submissions at the
> time of publication.
> The Board has made its position known on the issues brought up in the
> letter through its statement opposing racism and police brutality (
> http://www.arsc-audio.org/pdf/ARSC_Statement_Opposing_Racism.pdf) and its
> support of the DEI Committee in drafting the Code of Conduct currently
> under member review. If you are not familiar with these documents, I
> strongly encourage you to read them (the Code of Conduct draft is only
> available to members while in the review stage).
> I am glad to see others sharing their thoughts and views here and I would
> also encourage you to do so through giving feedback on the Code of Conduct (
> and/or writing your own Letter to the Editor for consideration. You are
> also welcome to reach out to me directly off-list if you do not feel
> comfortable sharing your thoughts in a public forum.
> Thank you,
> Rebecca Chandler
> *ARSC President*
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 9:18 AM Gary A. Galo <
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>> It was downright irresponsible for that letter to be published in the
>> Newsletter, at least by itself. The Editor of the Newsletter should have,
>> at the very least, sent that letter to a few other ARSC members, and the
>> ENTIRE ARSC Board, for peer review, inviting them to offer their own views
>> for publication in the same issue. Publishing that letter by itself could
>> give readers the impression that Kurt's view is a prevailing one at ARSC,
>> which is certainly not the case (I believe he speaks for a miniscule
>> minority in our organization, at least I hope so). I would encourage other
>> members, including members of the Board, to submit letters for publication
>> in the next Newsletter, in the interests of offering a more balanced
>> perspective on this subject, and upholding ARSC's reputation as an
>> inclusive and welcoming professional organization.
>> Gary Galo
>> Audio Engineer Emeritus
>> The Crane School of Music
>> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
>> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
>> Arnold Schoenberg
>> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
>> Igor Markevitch
>> "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is
>> on that system nothing will be audible."
>> G. Galo
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>> Hi All,
>> In the last newsletter, there was an open letter to the ARSC membership
>> titled "Letters to the Editor" by Kurt Nauck.
>> Anyone care to comment on that letter?
>> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering