Suggest a Global Voices Strategy Group

Is there a big-picture question that you’d like explore with your fellow GV community members? A specific challenge that you’d like to work on solving collaboratively?

As part of the ongoing Global Voices Strategy Process, we are inviting GV community members to get together in small groups to think about issues that affect us as a community and an organization, or to work collaboratively on a specific task that could make our work even more effective.

If you have ideas for any of the above, please add them to the Feedback Form below, and also “up vote” the ideas you think are most important for Global Voices.

We’re looking for ideas and innovations related to all parts of Global Voices: community life, specific GV sections (e.g.. Newsroom, Advox, Rising Voices, NewsFrames, etc.), specific regions, languages, tools, or anything related to Global Voices goals, operations or aspirations.

We look forward to receiving your input—all ideas welcome!

Please see the Community Blog for further details.

  1. Multimedia and visualization strategy of GV's content

    We've put a lot of effort to create written content and have attempted to distribute our content in other media forms, such as podcast, video interview. As readers are more and more drawn to multimedia contents (voice, infographics, cartoon presentation, video and etc.), it is important to develop effective strategies curate our well researched written content into other media forms.

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  2. Redesign the Global Voices Welcome Packet for New Authors and Translators

    Our guides are long and clunky to navigate but they are essential material for our new contributors to participate in Global Voices work. Can you help design a Global Voices welcome guide that is relevant and user friendly for our new contributors?

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  3. Design Global Voices Stories for 2022

    Design Global Voices main editorial product for 2022

    You'll have to teleport yourself to 2022 and look at where technology and the media industry is going to do this exercise. You'll be asking yourself questions such as what will our stories look like in 5 years? Will our main product be the home page on our website? Or will it be distributed content on social media? Or will we be producing a human rights oriented and community driven news wire for news organizations around the world? Or a podcast on Public Radio International? What kinds of formats and perspectives do…

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  4. Imagine Lingua with unlimited resources. What positions should be open?

    The idea is to fill these positions with volunteer task forces to greatly optimize our workflow and increase our translations!

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  5. Making GV one of the main news outlets: a volunteer marketing effort?

    Our content is different, varied, empathetic... There are lots of adjectives we can use to describe GV stories that we could not use for other medias. Still, the world doesn't know us (or at least not enough!). Having only 1 or 2 members to bear the responsibility of the social media interaction/content is potentially a lot of work to them.

    Could a group focused on marketing achieve a better visibility for GV, and if so, which strategies could we use? Focusing on our differences? Running multilingual campaigns on social/traditional media? Redesigning our front page?

    Improving our reputation and our visibility…

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  6. How do we build a culture of creatively collaborative projects and articles?

    One of the great things about this story we just published (https://globalvoices.org/2017/05/24/when-a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-wrong-words/) was that it would have not been possible without the input and expertise of a lot of people in GV. It was made all the better through a pretty conscious effort to cross different areas of our organization, which I'm feeling very lucky to be part of. :)

    This element -- of people who sit at the intersections of cultures, languages, and knowledge -- is one of the things that the NewsFrames Team especially wants to enable with the new software we're building (and we're working…

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  7. If we could boil down Global Voices stories to six themes, what would those themes be?

    In this group, you'll review our past coverage and look at all our different theme categories (we have dozens) and try to boil them down to six that represent our coverage and mission.

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  8. Marketing strategy

    Create marketing strategies for readers to become more engaged. Perhaps, implementing more quizzes would be a good start. What do you think?

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  9. Original language

    I think it would be nice to see easily the original language in which an article has been written.

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  10. Evolution of GV writing and maintaining authors' styles

    Over the years we have seen GV posts evolve to more accurate, error free and meaningful. In the process, we have added steps, mainly sub-editing, which has brought good results. Now, some of the authors are saying that their unique writing signatures sometimes are being lost in the process as most of the times the leads, titles and sections are being rewritten by the sub-editors for the better. Can we think of training of authors on how to craft the story, title, authenticate sources, provide both sides of the argument etc so that their works turn up better? The editors…

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  11. Would you want to become a mentor to our Rising Voices grantees or other marginalized communities? What would that look like?

    Another way for GVers to become involved with Rising Voices would be to mentor or connect with some of our grantee projects or other marginalized communities with whom we work. What might a mentoring project consist of? What would be some of the virtual activities that we could design for it to be mutually beneficial?

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