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From the historic achievements of the Ford Hall 2015 movement to the Castle’s impending destruction, The Brandeis Hoot has covered a range of stories this year that all impact our community. However, it’s not always easy to cover the news: It’s emotional, it’s sometimes scary or shocking and it always involves our friends and our peers.

We believe that we have done our best this year to cover campus occurrences objectively and fairly. Our editorial board is dedicated and has pushed the paper to a higher standard of journalistic integrity. What we’ve realized, though, is that despite these efforts, there is still a disconnect between us (and campus media on the whole) and the Brandeis community. Do we have a readership? What does it look like? What do people think about the paper and our role on campus? These are questions we need to answer before The Hoot can fulfill the need for campus journalism appropriately.

We can’t answer these questions on our own. This is why we’ve created a survey, to find out what readers need from campus journalism. The survey is 10 questions, and we’d love to have as much participation as possible. Our last issue of the year will be on May 6, and in that issue we would like to critically think about the results and begin to implement change over the summer, so that we can return for the 2016-2017 year with a plan to better serve our community in our capacity as campus journalists.

We recognize that your time is valuable, but believe that your criticism and feedback is valuable too. We ask that you take a few moments to answer the survey as honestly and thoroughly as possible. The survey questions are listed below, but a link to the survey can also be found on our website or Facebook and Twitter pages. If you have questions or concerns, you can also reach out to us at eic@thebrandeishoot.com.

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