Monday, April 21, 2008

Want to critique our stories? Here's how

We get some of our best ideas from our Herald readers and users. And your feedback is critical in helping us improve our coverage and presentation.

Sure, sometimes that criticism is not well-intentioned. But for the most part, it comes from people who care about their newspaper.

So we’ve created an online form (as promised in my "Letter from the Editor” on Sunday).

There are eight questions, as you’ll see, but the only mandatory line you must fill in before sending is the title of the story you’re critiquing. You can also choose to send your name and e-mail.

Article feedback
1. What do you think of the premise of this story?
2. Did the story satisfy that premise?
3. What did you find most interesting about this story?
4. What could have made the package stronger?
5. What did you want to know that this story did not contain?
6. What do you think would make the best follow up to this story?
7. What do you think of the series so far?
8. What do you think is the best next step?

This is your chance to be the editor! Here’s the form’s link on the Local page:


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