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Oklahoma Engaged is a multi-platform project focused on election coverage. As a public service journalism collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS, KCCU, and StateImpact Oklahoma, the reporting includes community stories, audio reports, snapshots, state question breakdowns, profiles, videos, and more. Major support is provided by the Inasmuch Foundation, the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and Oklahoma Humanities.

Oklahoma Engaged Reporters Hear From Engaged Voters

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This is the Manager’s Minute.

Public radio stations KGOU, KOSU, KCCU and KWGS have now concluded our collaborative Oklahoma Engaged election reporting project, which received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation.

Recently, we held a community conversation in Oklahoma City to discuss how officials elected in November have handled the issues voters told us were important to them during the 2018 election cycle. Attendees heard policy updates from our reporters and engaged voters let us know the issues they believe are most important heading into the 2020 election cycle. Their ideas will help drive our editorial decision-making when we report on next year's election.

More than 4,000 Oklahomans participated in the 2018 Oklahoma Engaged: Project Public Office. We  reached over 300,000 people though social media, plus our broadcast audience across most of the state, with more than 200,000 listeners each week.

Oklahoma Engaged was made possible by major funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Foundation.

Thank you for your support!

Until next time, with the Manager’s Minute, I’m Dick Pryor.

Dick Pryor has more than 30 years of experience in public service media, having previously served as deputy director, managing editor, news manager, news anchor and host for OETA, Oklahoma’s statewide public TV network. He was named general manager of KGOU Radio in November 2016.
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