Last Friday Scoop announced the
top 5 issues we hope to prioritise for our “Opening The Election” journalism
project over the next 5 months.
The topics selected by the Scoop community (with % of respondents who agreed) were:
1. Housing (90%)
2. Environment (90%)
3. Inequality (86%)
4. Health (70%)
5. Employment (The future of work) (68%)
The discussion forum page (now closed) is available here.
These topics will form the core focus of the “Opening the Election” project this election year. Scoop is currently crowdfunding in order to be able to deliver quality journalism as part of this project. We really need as much support as possible over the next few days so we can ensure this campaign meets its target and we can complete this project.
This funding will allow us to fund professional investigation, reporting and multi-media content creation in these vital areas. We are really looking forward to engaging professional journalists to take on these crucial issues in order to add positively to the Election debate.
We will also continue the community engagement aspect of this project through separate HiveMind conversations on each of these topics. Keep an eye on Scoop.co.nz or our Facebook page to get notification of these conversations. Or if you have a particular interest in one of these areas please get in touch as we would love your thoughts on how to frame this conversation.
To support this important election year journalism project, please visit our current PledgeMe campaign and help us to “Open The Election” in 2017.
To find out more about this campaign you can check out the Livestreamed videos of our open election forum event last Friday on facebook here.
Thanks for your support,
Joe and the Scoop Team