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T11! THI TEXAS server READERSHIP SURVEY Help us shape the Texas Observer of the future. Tell us what you think. Tell us what you like and don’t like, where you want us to go or not go. Each issue of the Texas Observer brings information and opinions from us to you. Now we would like to hear from you. We’ve made a few changes in the Observer lately and are planning to make a few more. We want to make the Observer better and you are our most important voice. Please take a few moments to complete this questionnaire and drop in in the mail or simply fax it to us. By mail: Texas Observer, 307 W. 7th St., Austin, TX 78701; By fax: 512-474-1175 1. Are you a subscriber? Yes No 2.How long have you been subscribing? 3.If you are not a subscriber, where did you obtain this issue? Newsstand/Bookstore From a friend Received sample in mail Library Other 4. Considering all the times you pick it up, how much total time do you spend reading a particular issue? Less than 15 minutes 15-29 minutes 30-59 minutes 1 hour or longer 5. How often do you contribute to a conversation something you read in the Texas Observer? Frequently Occasionally Seldom Never 6. As a subscriber, do you intend to renew your subscription? Yes No Undecided 7. If you do not subscribe, why not? 8.Would you like to see more or less coverage of the following areas: More Less National politics State politics State legislature Labor issues Environmental issues Feminist issues Military issues Consumer rights issues Agricultural industry Civil rights Individual profiles Investigative journalism Union news Minority issues Government Foreign business Foreign politics Individual columns Urban issues Rural issues Corporate influence Literature/Fiction Poetry Film reviews Music reviews Theatre reviews Other 9.If you were the editor of the Texas Observer, what changes, if any, would you make in the paper? Continued on next page SEPTEMBER 27, 1996 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 23