Voter Funded Media Results

Posted by: | February 3, 2010 | 7 Comments

Here are the results from continuous VFM thusfar, and from the one-time VFM in interactive graph form!

The real winner at the end of the day, I would say, is the gossip rag AMS Confidential, who managed to create themselves partway through continuous VFM and eventually surpassed the Radical Beer Tribune in terms of total cash out.

It remains hard to get a firm grasp over the one-time VFM results, due to the limited information we now have. What we do know, is that on average, students allocated $1334 with their vouchers. This means a high degree of non-participation in one-time VFM, as this number should be at least $2000 if participation were 100%. If the history of one-time tells us anything though, it’s that results are hard to predict, and the characteristics you’d expect to be predictors aren’t that strong.

Analysis by Tim remains as true today as it did three years ago: there are different niches for the blogs to fill, but at the end of the day, the real benefit of one-time VFM is now the electorate can generally expect better-researched candidates.

We’ve been in talks with the Elections Committee to get more detailed results from the elections, as we beget further analysis. We’re hoping they get released to all soon, so we can try to get a better feeling on what exactly the results mean.


7 Comments so far

  1. Alex Lougheed on February 3, 2010 4:12 pm

    My favorite fact thus far: Mark Latham will be writing a cheque for $1 to Geoff Costeloe.

  2. Taylor Loren on February 3, 2010 4:37 pm

    I love this, plus the $1 cheque fact.
    Thanks for the love, Issues That Matter <3

    The pretty colours are making me swoon!
    Just another reason you guys are awesome.

  3. Mark Latham on February 3, 2010 6:28 pm

    Beautiful graphs — you’re worth every penny!

  4. Peter on February 3, 2010 8:53 pm

    Holy graphing magic Batman!

  5. Geoff Costeloe on February 4, 2010 10:35 am

    Would it be possible for me to know what program you used for those? I will give you $1!

  6. Geoff Costeloe on February 4, 2010 10:36 am

    Also, I will be complaining to an equity officer that my flatline wasn’t included on your graphs.

  7. Alex Lougheed on February 4, 2010 11:10 am

    Geoff: Look closer. The narrowness of the window doesn’t show the label in the legend, but your flatline is definitely there. It also shows your amount on the rollover prompt.

    Also, these are made using swivel(.com).

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