Online journalism survey by Reynolds Journalism Institute

For our readers and users who have an interest in online news sites and community journalism, we have a survey that we would like you to take.

Reynolds Journalism Institute is doing a research project on local news sites and online community. On their website it states their mission as "reconnecting journalists and citizens around the importance of journalism in a democracy, and using technology to enhance methods that help journalists reach citizens in many ways."

The institute is part of the University of Missouri and the Missouri School of Journalism.

RJI reached out to Sacramento Press to participate in their research and created a survey tailored to our site.

The survey has 36 questions, 22 of which directly deal with Sacramento Press. The remaining questions touch on current events and demographic information.

The survey will ask you about how useful Sacramento Press is, how you benefit from it, how often you visit the site, the quality of coverage, your satisfaction with Sacramento Press, and whether or not it is engaging.

It also seeks to get your opinion about online community, users interacting with journalists and commenting on articles.

It is completely voluntary and confidential. You have the option of leaving questions blank or stopping the survey altogether if you don’t feel comfortable with it. You will not be contacted after the survey unless you choose to include your e-mail address.

If you can spare 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey, it will help with the research to improve journalism and technology to better serve you and news consumers.

Click on the link below to access the survey:

http://rjisurvey.sacramentopress2.sgizmo.com/s3/

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June 2, 2010 | 7:20 PM

I just took the survey. One thing it does not ask that might have been good–there’s nothing about the quality/reliability/timeliness of the writing of your staff members compared to the community contributors. The staff (in my opinion, which I know is not universally shared) contribute well-written, timely, informative pieces. Community contributors run the gamut from well-written to deplorable, from timely to what-century-are-you-from?, and from informative to deranged. All of which add to the entertainment value, of course.

June 2, 2010 | 9:53 PM

Great point. I will pass it along. This survey was meant for lots of different projects nationwide. I have a feeling given the responses they get for this survey they will build a better one in the future.

Thank you for participating. This is important feedback for every community news project and I’m honored we can play our small part.

June 3, 2010 | 11:35 AM

We’d love to see you write a piece, StellaM

June 3, 2010 | 2:50 PM

Naga — Do you prefer “informative” or “deranged”? Just so I can tailor the article to the audience, of course. (Truth be told, I think I’ll leave the journalism to the journalists. I’m just here for the snacks.)

June 2, 2010 | 10:43 PM

nailed it. Do Pakistan and Afganistan share a border? Answering “I don’t know” is not really a viable option for me. Is that wrong?

June 3, 2010 | 11:34 AM

No but the spelling of “Afganistan” is wrong.

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