Public attitudes to news – care to give your view?

Image above: Bell & Crown closed during lockdown

Take part in a survey about local news and recovery from the pandemic

The Chiswick Calendar has been collaborating with Bournemouth University in a project which they call ‘Solutions based journalism’. They are interested in news stories in local publications which present some kind of positive or constructive angle on how the country recovers from the pandemic. We’ve been sending them our stories on how businesses and organisations in Chiswick have been adapting and coping throughout the pandemic.

Stories such as this one: A year of the pandemic. How has Chiswick fared?
This one: Pandemic one year on – Unexpected silver linings: Ballet classes online
And this one: Out of lockdown Harriet’s Kitchen was born
Initiatives by young people: Setting up a business in lockdown: Francesca & Olivia Johns – Boeboes
And institutions: Hounslow £20 vouchers bring new customers to Chiswick shop

They are now looking for volunteers to take part in a survey, as part of their research on how the public has been using local media, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Would you be prepared to be interviewed online during May? Your reward will be a a £20 gift e-voucher. That and the good feeling you will get from having informed and influenced training they will be giving journalists across the UK as a result of their research.

The project is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It is called “COJO for COVID recovery: Solutions-focused constructive journalism as a pandemic exit strategy for local/regional UK communities”. (Snappy isn’t it?!) They want to know how the public has been using media, in particular local outlets, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a Chiswick Calendar reader and would like to take part, register as a participant here: Bournemouthonlinesurveys.ac.uk

Thank you for being such positive and constructive readers!

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