What do you think daily newspapers should do to increase readership?
|1. Report more community news. 2. Make the paper free once a week.
MBTA Bridge Inspector
|The Herald should publish more of the positive things that are being done to build our community.
|… Primarily, they should change their layout format so the consumers are able to access all stories more efficiently. As a consumer on the move, I don’t want to have to wade through different parts of the newspaper to get one story.
|People go online more today because they’re tired of the newspaper buildup (as trash), on the one hand. Personally, I used to go out to my doorstep at least three times a week to find that it was stolen. [They should] find a better pickup and delivery system.
|Consolidate the columns. Make the newspaper flow reader-friendly. I’d like to see more [about] what’s really going on in the communities. There [are] so many more stories that are going on in the communities that are missed — the community sections don’t really reflect the community.
Mental Health Clinician
|For me, I’d like to see the newspapers write more about what’s going on in the communities, [like] poverty, poor and working-poor people, the effects of CORI, etc. And write more about the positive things … report on youth organizations, progress, jobs, etc.