Link to survey: CLICK HERE.

We know and appreciate that you value community news. That’s why you are a subscriber to Forest Park Review.

Over the past 18 months we have reinvented ourselves as a nonprofit newsroom under the Growing Community Media banner. We’ve made some good decisions. And we’ve missed a few. We’re the first to admit we don’t have all the answers, even all the questions about what a sustainable, independent newsroom is going to look like going forward.

What should our news coverage focus on? How should we deliver that news? What’s the blend of funding sources that allows us to grow? Yes. We’ve got questions.

So with the leadership of our board of directors, we’re starting in on a strategic planning process.

Like any worthy process it starts with listening.

That’s why we are asking you – all of our Journal readers and those who read our Austin Weekly News, Forest Park Review and Riverside-Brookfield Landmark to fill out the survey we’ve crafted with our consultants.

Won’t take long. And the information we gather from you will be a big help to us as we make our plan. (Plus we’re giving away five $50 Target gift cards!)

As with everything we do here, we’ll be reporting back to you on what we learn in our listening and how it shapes our plan.

With gratitude.

Dan Haley

Editor and Publisher

Growing Community Media