Each day in a newsroom is filled with decisions: Which stories should we cover and what should we write? Is this a topic that deserves the full attention of a reporter or columnist?
We consider many factors: What is the big news of the day and how do we move it forward with analysis and context? Is this an important story that readers need to know? Is this a story being reported everywhere or something you would only learn from The Kansas City Star?
The Star is working with the American Press Institute, a national non-profit journalism research and education organization, to learn where we are succeeding in our coverage of the community — and where we could do better.
The community survey is a way to learn about what worries you and delights you about living in the KC area — and how you use news.
Our survey is open until Aug 22. We hope that you will take a few minutes to share your feedback. While we will always have to rely on our intuition, we’ll be using what we learn from you to continue to provide unique local coverage.