ROCKINGHAM — As students hit the books during the first week of school, the Richmond County Daily Journal is asking readers to grade their local newspaper.
The Daily Journal rolled out an online reader satisfaction survey last Saturday and is collecting responses through noon this Saturday. The 10-question survey will be used to plan new features that will be introduced in the coming year.
“We’re celebrating the start of our 85th year in September, and we want Richmond County’s newspaper of record to see continued growth and improvement,” Daily Journal editor Corey Friedman said. “We need our readers’ help as we chart our course for the future.”
Respondents are asked to choose which features — such as color comics, movie and book reviews, sudoku puzzles and advice columns — they’d most like to see added to the Daily Journal’s pages.
Questions also ask readers to rate the paper’s coverage of Richmond County news and sports and share the kinds of stories they would like to read more frequently.
After the response period closes on Saturday, a respondent will be chosen at random to receive a $25 Visa gift card.
“The prize is meant as a small token of gratitude, but the real reward will be seeing your feedback implemented in your local newspaper,” Friedman said. “This paper doesn’t belong to its owners, its editor or its staff. The Daily Journal belongs to all of Richmond County, and if you’re reading this, we want to know how you think we’re doing and what we can be doing better.”
As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, 38 people completed the survey and shared their input. The paper is seeking at least 100 responses before the survey ends on Saturday.
For questions, call Friedman at 910-817-2670 or email [email protected]