Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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November 12, 2011

Just ask Janet

JACKSONVILLE — This year’s survey netted feedback from Jacksonville, Rusk and Troup. Two people didn’t say specifically where they were from. Some were retirees and some were people still in the workforce. All were subscribers except one who said they are a single-copy-purchaser of the paper. Responses are listed in order by the frequency in which they were cited as favorite things in the paper.

Tier One List     Tier Two

List of Favorites:    List of Favorites:

1) Local news       8) Mallard Fillmore Comic    

2) Comics             9) Upcoming Events

3) Obits                10) Coupons

4) Front Page1    11) Better Print Quality

5) Social News    12) Crossword Puzzle

6) Living Section    13) Religion Page

7) Sam Smith       14) Pictures in the paper.

Tier Three List of Favorites:

15) Dr. Don Newbury    26) Jerry Miller Column

16) Dr. Gott                  27) Sports

17) Frank & Ernest       28) Improved Delivery

comic

18) Improved TV Guide   29) Philip Strong

19) Weddings                  30) Today in History

20) Engagements           31) Just Ask Janet Column    

21) No Alcohol Ads        32) Weight Loss Series

22) Editorials                  33) Discover East Texas

23) Friendly JDP Staff    34) Improved spelling

24) Texas Roundup    35) Improved grammar

25) Celebrity Cipher    36) Delivery By Mail

The next thing I asked for was feedback on the things you don’t like about the paper. Again, these are listed in order based on the frequency with which they were cited:

Tier One Dislikes:    Tier Two Dislikes:

1) Grammatical errors    7) Astrograph

2) Spelling errors    8) Doonesbury

3) Not enough local news    9) Funky Winkerbean

4) Missing words,

sentences, paragraphs    10) Inconsistent Delivery

5) Old or late news    11) Too much sports

6) Lack of national news    12) Too much Bullard news

    13) Submission issues

Tier Three Dislikes:

14) Today’s Birthdays    29) Paper Not Out Earlier

15) Recipes on front    30) Too Much

of Living Section    Negative News

16) Sunday Paper    31) J’ville News

(Prefers Saturday)    & Nearby Cities

17) Depressing     32) Obits

Headlines

18) Pictures of Wrecks    33) Editorials

19) Not Enough    34) What’s News

Wedding Photos    Too Repetitive

20) Not Enough     35) Lack Of

Wedding     Enterprise Reporting

Announcements    36) Missed news

21) Not Enough    37) We Write Too

Engagement     Much About Us

Announcements

22) Listing Sexual     38) Too Much

Predators    National News

23) No Monday Paper        

24) Weddings    39) Classifieds Too Costly

25) Engagements    40) Obits Too Costly

26) Society News    41) Too Much Rusk News

27) Too Much

School News    

28) Paper Being Mailed    42) PayPal

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