We asked. You answered. The results of the recent Suburban Times survey show that our subscribers are most interested in news about upcoming events, followed by news about community service and then news about local government. A majority of the 192 people who responded to the survey (48.4 percent) prefer to get their local news three times a week instead of five, which is why we have now shifted to that publishing schedule.
Our heaviest concentration of subscribers live and work in Lakewood, with Steilacoom residents comprising the second highest number of subscribers. We will keep working in all the cities to build our subscriber base, but we always appreciate it when our dedicated readers help us spread the word about our efforts to bring local news back to the underserved west side.
We also asked readers to tell us what kinds of information they wanted in the paper that they were not currently getting. Eighty one people took the time to send us a quick note and we appreciate that. Many people just wanted to say how much they enjoyed reading local news again, but several had good ideas for how we can improve.
Some of the suggestions included arts and entertainment information, human interest features and more business news. We received several calls for more local government coverage as well as news about local schools. We are working to build an informational net that will bring us more content to share with you, and as always we appreciate your help in spreading the word about The Suburban Times to everyone you know. Look for more good things to come. And thanks for taking the time to give us your opinions.Print This Post