Council 2018 Issue #1: Topics and Focus

The first issue tackled by the 2018 Community Consultation on the Future of Global Voices was Topics and Focus.

Read the full issue paper: Community Council Issue Paper 1: Topics and Focus

The question:
Should we change our (editorial) focus? We cover a broad scope of issues in our work. This allows volunteers to write about a wide variety of topics, but it also creates greater demands for editors. Should we maintain this breadth? Or should we seek to narrow our focus and cover certain issues in greater depth?

Members of the council were encouraged to read the issue paper and discuss it on our private mailing list, which received many long, thoughtful replies on the subject. We also held two group video chats where the issues were discussed.

This page serves as an archive for the results of the D21 poll that finished our deliberation on this issue. 

You can review the full poll results for Issue #1 right on the D21 platform.

You can also download the results for Issue #1 as a PDF.

94 council members voted in this poll.

The results for each poll question are shown below. Each voter was able to use both “for” and “against” votes, to indicate which options they were most and least in favor of. The results allow us to see both what is popular and what is controversial. 

Which of these values are most important for our editorial model to represent?

Which editorial activities would you most to want to participate in?

What, for you, best defines a successful editorial effort?

Which editorial topic model most appeals to you?

NOTE: You can review the proposed models at the end of Community Council Issue Paper 1: Topics and Focus

Demographic questions for Poll #1

NOTE: Due to a bug in the D21 platform, a large number of respondents to the first poll did not fill out their demographic information. As such the charts are not included for this poll. Demographic charts are available on the other three issue summaries.