News & Information Survey

The WNC News & Information Survey asks WNC residents how they access and use various types of news and information in their local communities. It includes such questions as:

  • What are your primary sources of local and national news?
  • Where do you first hear breaking news? Where do you turn for more information?
  • How do you most often get information on specific topics, such as healthcare, jobs and finances, or special assistance?
  • Who do you trust to give you information about your community?
  • What local issues are important to you?

The survey is available in English and Spanish at wnclocal.news/survey and wnclocal.news/encuesta, or by texting SURVEY or ENCUESTA to 855-541-2366. Learn more about the Workshop’s texting and privacy policies.

The survey also serves as a tool for identifying individuals who are willing to share more information via personal interviews or focus groups.

How You Can Help

Share the survey

If you live in Western North Carolina, please complete the survey yourself and then share with colleagues and readers.

English survey QR Code
QR code for English survey

To complete WNC News & Information Survey in English:

Visit wnclocal.news/survey

Or text SURVEY to 855-541-2366

Or scan the QR code:

Spanish Survey QR Code
QR code for Spanish survey

To complete the WNC News & Information Survey in Spanish:

Visit wnclocal.news/encuesta

Or text ENCUESTA to 855-541-2366

Or scan the code:

If you have contacts in the region who could help distribute the WNC News & Information Survey, please let us know.

Share promotional materials

We have promotional flyers and cards available for distribution, which we can ship to libraries, community centers, businesses, nonprofits or other organizations. Please send suggestions for distribution outlets or requests for materials to wnclocalnews@gmail.com.

A digital version is available to share or download at wnclocal.news/flyer (English) or wnclocal.news/flyer-sp (Spanish).

Introduce us to individuals or groups in WNC

If you have suggestions for interviews or listening sessions, or if you have any contacts you think might be interested in talking with us about the research project, please get in touch. Email the research fellow, Brenda Murphree, at wnclocalnews@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping us spread the word!

Contact

Brenda Murphree, Fellow
WNC Research & Community Listening Project
(828) 242-2978
wnclocalnews@gmail.com

Shannan Bowen, Executive Director
NC Local News Workshop
(910) 442-6520
sbowen5@elon.edu