After almost a year and a half, it's time to go beyond looking at clicks and session time and ask you directly what you think of us. Are we doing a good job? Or could we do better? Let us know.
For the results we reviewed and published, we ran this for a week between June 6 and 13, 2017. We are still getting responses, we will go on looking at it, and you can still take the survey.
The ERR News team consists of Dario Cavegn (me, who's writing to you here) and Aili Vahtla. We've been at it since February 2016. Neither of us got a proper induction, and taking over we received just the bare minimum of training and information how exactly everything is run here at Estonian Public Broadcasting.
Both of us were relatively new to journalism as well when we started.
Perhaps you noticed back in the day: the first thing we did was cut out the fluff. Tallinn, City of Trees 2015? Of secondary interest. The University of Tartu ranking somewhere beyond 490 globally? A topic we gladly leave to our friends over at Estonian World.
If you were with us at the time, you probably noticed a sharp and sudden drop in stories about various start-ups as well.
In short, we became a whole lot less fashionable and instead geared ERR News towards "hard news", writing about politics and the legislature, Estonia's international connections, and generally the goings-on you would traditionally expect to be covered by shall we say a serious news portal.
We don't always succeed, and far be it from us to claim that we do. But we have done things the way we do them for almost a year and a half now; time to ask you, the readers, how you think we are doing.
If you are not among those who comment on our articles here, you are almost more important, as we haven't heard from you before. And if you can spare a minute, we would be very glad if you could take the time and answer a few questions.
The link below will take you to a Google survey form that should take you less than three minutes to fill in. It's quick and entirely anonymous, so feel free to be as frank as you want.
Thank you very much for filling in the form!
Editor: Dario Cavegn