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 and, 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.

To complete WNC News & Information Survey in English:


Or text SURVEY to 855-541-2366

Or scan the QR code:

English QR code

To complete the WNC News & Information Survey in Spanish:


Or text ENCUESTA to 855-541-2366

Or scan the code:

Spanish QR 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

A digital version is available to share or download at (English) or (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

Thank you for helping us spread the word!


Brenda Murphree, Fellow
WNC Research & Community Listening Project
(828) 242-2978

Shannan Bowen, Executive Director
NC Local News Workshop
(910) 442-6520

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