Moderate Discussions

Watch and Discuss

Summary

Virginia onAir is looking for volunteers who would like to moderate online discussion about Virginia governance and election topics of their interest.

Below are some of the types of posts that you can moderate on Virginia onAir.

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Moderate the discussions in a representative’s post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on your representatives posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Moderators will become co-authors of a representative post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators will become co-authors of a committee post and will have reserved seats to any aircast related to the post(s) they are moderating.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

Moderators can also assist with curation of a post’s content collaborating with other their co-authors and interested viewers.

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Moderate the discussions in a committee post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on committee posts meet our moderation guidelines.

 

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Moderate the discussions in the  Governor’s race post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on the Governor race post meets our moderation guidelines.

 

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Moderate the discussions in a  university or nonprofit civic engagement post

Help insure that Virginia onAir comments on civic engagement posts meet our moderation guidelines.

Curate a politician post

You can learn more about your Virginia representatives by assisting in the curation of the relevant posts on Virginia onAir.

Project:

Curate new information on a politician, especially ones who represents you.

Description:

Learn how to c curate information and news items regarding one of your state representatives (delegate or senator). Information that might be curated:

  • Bio
  • Any updates to staff, contact information
  • Record (voting, elections, fundraising)
  • Committees
  • Positions on issues
  • Sponsored legislation
  • Events
  • Media coverage

Use the Who Represents Me? tool to determine your representatives.

Example politician post: David Bulova

Contact:
Jessler Elvira at jessler.elvira@onair.cc

Curate an issue post

You can learn more about issues important to you by assisting in the curation of the relevant posts on Virginia onAir.

Project:

Write about and compile information on an issue of interest to you that has been started by Virginia onAir.

Description:

Learn how to create a post and curate information and news items regarding a chosen issue that will be addressed by the 2021 Virginia General Assembly. 

You can provide background on the issue, associated organizations and corporations, major perspectives, and current legislative efforts. You can cover a new aspect to the issue, such as public opinion, related events (e.g. hearings, town halls, etc), or details on a piece of legislation.

Reaching out to representatives interested in the issue is recommended.

Content should be unbiased, though common perspectives should be represented. Separate opinion/advocacy pieces will be available later.

Example issue post: Climate Change

Contact:
Kerrie Thompson at kerrie.thompson@onair.cc

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OnAir membership is required.  The lead Moderator for the discussions is Virginia onAir.
We encourage civil, honest, and safe discourse.  See Terms of Service for curation guidelines.

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