THUMBS UP OR THUMBS DOWN: WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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For the second year in a row, we’re conducting our reader survey during a slow news week in July. If we are to provide a consistently useful news service to you and your colleagues, we need to hear from you! What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong? And what do you want to read about and learn about? Let us know this week.

Please take a couple of minutes today to fill out this survey and send it back to us by e-mail at CitLim@aol.com (just select all of the text on this page, copy it to an e-mail document addressed to us, and type your answers in the appropriate spaces). Or print it out and fax it to (212) 344-6457. Feel free to remain anonymous or to attach your name. Either way, your responses are useful to us. Thanks! Next week we’ll be back to our regular news format.

FIRST, TELL US ABOUT YOUR VIEWS ON NEW YORK POLITICS.

1. What issues do you believe should dominate the mayoral election this fall?

2. What issues do you believe will dominate the mayoral election this fall?

MARK OR UNDERLINE ONLY THE ANSWERS THAT APPLY

3. How well do you think the larger media cover the New York City issues that really matter to you?

very well
good enough
pretty badly
not well at all

4. How often do you read the City Limits Weekly fax bulletin?

every week
some weeks
once a month
almost never

5. What other papers and magazines do you read for local news and analysis? (Circle all that apply)

New York Times
Daily News
Newsday
New York Post
New York magazine
Village Voice
New York Observer
Crain’s New York Business
Trade publications (such as?)

6. How often do you read City Limits monthly magazine?

every month
sometimes
never

NOW TELL US HOW WE’RE DOING.

Answer the following questions on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being “very much so” and five being “not at all”.

7. When it comes to community development, neighborhood issues, politics and public policy, do we cover the topics you are most interested in?

1 2 3 4 5

8. How useful is City Limits Weekly to you in your work?

1 2 3 4 5

9. When you already knew something about a story we covered, how accurate was the information we provided?

1 2 3 4 5

10. Is our weekly calendar of events useful?

1 2 3 4 5

11. Which of the following topics interest you most? Rank five of them, one through five, with one being the most important.

Electoral politics
Public housing
Nonprofit housing development
Community organizing
Welfare policy
Aging and seniors
Child welfare
Health care
AIDS/HIV policy
Youth programs
City Council
Albany politics F
ederal urban policy
Criminal justice and police
The low-wage economy
Public and private sector corruption and malfeasance

12. What topics does City Limits Weekly fail to cover that you believe are important and should be covered?

13. Are City Limits Weekly articles… (circle one)

too long
too short
just right

14. What business are you in?

housing/community development
politics
student
government
social services
health care
antipoverty advocacy
lobbying
consulting
foundation
teaching
Other

15. Any other comments?

16. Who are you? (optional)

Name

Organization

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!