Give the people what they want

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By Carolyn Risner

Someone once said that you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time, and a newspaper pretty much lives by that phrase.

With three months under my belt here at the Pioneer, I am still seeking ways, ideas and suggestions on how to make the paper reader-friendly and filled with a little something for everyone.

That’s why our online poll last week asked what your favorite part of the paper is. Overwhelmingly, the majority of voters chose Police/Crime stories. Whether it’s to stay abreast of what’s happening and how they can protect themselves, or it’s just fodder for the coffee klatch is anyone’s guess.

Other top vote getters included Opinion and Features.

But Iee^realize that not everyone reads the newspaper online and that’s why I’m asking you, our print readers, to drop me an e-mail this week or give me a short call to tell me what you want to see in the Pioneer.

Over the next three months, Iee^want to ensure that the pages we fill every week include items of an interest to the majority of our readers.

It’s impossible to please everyone, but Iee^think by working together, we can please most of you if you will offer feedback as to what we are doing right–or wrong.

With limited staff and resources, it’s foolish to devote half the paper to stories on subjects that no one is reading.

We want you to read us, cover to cover, again and again and again.

So tell me–what is your favorite part of your newspaper? Help me give you what you want. E-mail me at editor@willistonpioneer.com today.