THE WEEKLY GRIND: We’re Holding a Raffle… Err, Survey

As The Ramapo News officially kicks off our spring semester, we’re channeling our inner Uncle Sam. WE WANT YOU to take our survey!

In the beginning of September, the staff brainstormed our personal goals for the semester. (I blogged about it, remember?) We discussed how we felt we could improve and what we wanted to accomplish in our eleven weeks of production. And then, the fall flew by.

Before we knew it, we were back around our conference table in the newsroom, munching on pretzels and planning our spring schedule. While we all were proud of the initiatives we had taken on last semester with our goals in mind (read about our community outreaches, increased focus on reader participation and feedback, and special editorial projects as some examples), we also agreed on one thing: we can do more.

But how?

That’s where you come in. As a staff, we know that we can continue to improve, and we are motivated and encouraged to do so. But rather than repeating the same process as last semester to devise our own objectives, we want to develop some new goals based on what you have to say.

Introducing: our readership survey! This quick and anonymous questionnaire will help us get a sense of who you are, what you want from The Ramapo News, and how you think we can serve you better. With your participation, you’ll get a chance to rate us on our coverage, our online site, our foray into social media, and more. Of course, there is ample opportunity to sound off with your own ideas, comments, questions or concerns.

And… drumroll please… the best part about the survey is that it is accompanied by a raffle! You can provide us with your email to enter to win a Ramapo Bookstore gift card. If that’s not worth a few minutes of your time, I don’t know what else is.


Stay tuned as the semester unfolds for more information about what we’re up to, and hopefully, how we’re putting your survey results to good use.

That’s all the news for now-Nicole