Most of the comments readers offered about Business Insider in last month’s online survey were positive. Naturally, I appreciate that.
“Your publication is a good, valuable mag for the local area,” one reader wrote. Wrote another: “I enjoy the expanded version of business news, especially the regular or irregular columns and the articles about local businesses.”
Some, though, qualified their praise. “I appreciate you came out with this edition,” one reader wrote. “I was upset when you wanted to charge for it, but glad you came to your senses.”
That refers to our original decision to make the magazine available only for an extra charge. We “came to our senses” when we dropped that requirement for people whose Statesman subscriptions include the Wednesday edition, with which the Insider is delivered. If you don’t subscribe to the Statesman, you’re still charged for the magazine. If you do, you must opt in to receive BI.
There were blunt criticisms, too, plus interesting thoughts about the content of the Statesman’s daily business section. I’ll report on those over the next two weeks.
For now, my colleagues and I want you to know that an abundance of comments like these encouraged us: “I do look forward to getting it every Wednesday,” one reader wrote.
“Thank you for a quality publication,” wrote another. “Keep up the good work.”