Dot Democracy

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November 14, 2012 by Judy Gibbs Robinson

I’ve been getting some questions about how the last public session of the “Imagine” study will work. Unlike the previous sessions, this one is not a roundtable discussion. Instead, I like the name City of Norman planner Susan Atkinson uses — “Dot Democracy.”

It works like this: Participants may drop in any time between 5 and 7 p.m. tonight (Associates Room, OMU). After signing in and making a name tag, each will get a sheet of dot stickers.

Participants then will move around the room to eight stations. The first seven stations describe a possible scenario for The Daily’s future and include various statements about that scenario. Participants will use their dots to indicate if those statements matter to them or not.

The final, eighth, station will list all seven scenarios, and participants will use their dots to “vote” on the scenario they would like to see The Daily adopt.

At each station, participants can fill out comment cards that allow them to explain in greater depth their ideas and feelings about the statements and scenarios.

OU Student Media staff and students will be posted at each station to answer questions and assist as needed.

Hope to see you there!



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