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Oklahoma Engaged Election Night Coverage Plans

Oct 22, 2018

This is the Manager’s Minute.

Elections have consequences, and on November 6th, voters across the nation have the opportunity to make their voices heard. Voting is a cherished right, and it’s important for everyone to be informed when they make their ballot decisions.

That’s why we’ve devoted several months to in-depth reporting on issues affecting Oklahomans through our collaborative journalism project, Oklahoma Engaged.

A key element in this project, funded by the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Foundation, was public opinion research. We hired OU Poll to conduct a statewide phone survey and a series of focus group interviews to learn the issues that really are of interest to Oklahoma voters. It’s an innovative “people-centered” approach to reporting that gave us unique insight into the concerns and sentiments of regular Oklahomans and gave us data that helped us focus on the key issues from the voter’s point of view.

Now, we are heading into the home stretch of this election cycle. The general election is November 6th, and that night we’ll deliver results, expert analysis, interviews and reports from the field during our special Oklahoma Engaged and NPR election program, starting at 7:00 p.m.

We’ll have coverage of the top Oklahoma and national races, including the race that will determine Oklahoma’s next governor.

Join us on KGOU from 7:00-1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6th on the air and online at kgou.org and OklahomaEngaged.com.

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