Mess Media is a web based media
research and analysis
committed to ensuring the accuracy of media reports concerning
messengers. Mess Media monitors, analyzes and corrects media reporting
and bias that are all too
common when the media shines the spotlight on messengers. Mess
also applaud those reports that include the facts.
Mess Media also works to ensure media reports
messengers' side of the story rather than just a messenger company's
side. Messengers are not represented by their companies they are
by BMA's (bike
messenger associations). Media outlets should either include
from the local BMA or the IFBMA
or they should include a statement that these BMA's were unavailable
For years the media has portrayed bike messengers
as reckless criminals representing one of the most pressing dangers to
the safety of road users. Media reports often rely upon stereotypes,
bias and anecdotes while ignoring factual truths regarding
transportation in urban areas.
Reports are more than just words calling for
hysterical actions that would never be suggested for virtually every
other profession. The entire profession has been banned on occasion.
Innocent messengers have been harassed, jailed and murdered because of
hysteria related to false, misleading and outrageous media reports
These reports contribute to the demonization,
marginalization and discrimination of the messenger community while
forgetting the truth.
Mess Media works to ensure that the truth is also
represented and available.