I launched Raleigh Convergence in April 2019 with a set of guiding values, a belief in the future of local journalism and a love of our community.
As Raleigh Convergence grows, I’m continuously grateful for the community that embraces this Raleigh-grown idea.
Thank you for reading, engaging, subscribing to curated (free) newsletters, telling stories and attending Convergence events over the last year and a half.
As I think about the future, for a modern local news organization that creates with you, not just for you, I need your help.
I need your insights and opinions on the strategic direction for Raleigh Convergence.
I’m seeking your feedback in a new survey. Your responses will be anonymous through the survey.
I want to know more about who you are, what you value about Raleigh Convergence and what you look for in an organization that you support.
Here’s the truth: Raleigh Convergence is not yet sustainable. It’s a business, and both the costs associated with running a media business and investment my time are significant.
Despite those hurdles, I believe this community will support and grow what you believe in.
If you believe in:
Information equity, that quality journalism should remain free for those who can’t afford to because of the support of those who value it;
Smart, thoughtful, concise and contextual information that helps residents navigate life and access to power in Wake County;
Inclusive values, from the diversity of the voices you hear at our events and bylines on our site to our ongoing efforts to show the many ways we as a community identify;
Storytelling and empathy, whether that’s through our live storytelling event series Converging Stories or through our approach to content; or
Supporting local culture, independent businesses and homegrown ideas, then you have an interest in the shape and continuation of Raleigh Convergence.
Before launching anything, I wanted to hear from you first. Please take a moment to fill this survey for your local news organization, Raleigh Convergence.
Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen
Raleigh Convergence editor, founder and publisher.