Use of Products

Thank you for taking the time to complete the FreePint Survey: News Needs and Preferences for 2011. Please note that your responses will remain *FULLY* anonymous -- neither our editorial team nor any vendors will have the ability to connect responses with individuals/companies.

The questions on this page gather information about your preferences for news content at work.

* How important are each of the following to users at your organisation for their news content?

  1 - not important 2 3 4 - extremely important
Native language, other than English
Consumer-oriented news
Audio content
Availability in mobile format
Sentiment or other meta-analysis
Deep archive
Video content
Newsletter features
Abstracted news items
News indexed by internal taxonomy
24/7 live customer service
Effective online customer service/help
Industry news
Company news
Coverage of non-traditional sources (e.g., social media)
General financial news
Near real-time
Translated news
Text-based content

* How frequently do you do any of the following at work?

  Rarely or never Monthly Weekly Daily Multiple times per day
Access news on a smart phone or other mobile device
Test a new resource for news gathering (free or fee)
Search for current news text
Search for news in video or audio format
Advise colleagues on news resources
Deliver news search results to colleagues
Receive a 'news alert' from a news resource based on custom criteria (e.g. search terms)
Search for archived news text
Other interaction with news content (indicate below)

* When you consider a news resource for your organisation, how important are the following factors in a selection?

  1 - not important 2 3 4 - extremely important
Direct cost
Integrated sharing/internal publication features
Delivery formats
Ability to bill usage to accounts
Advanced searching capabilities
Availability in mobile format
Integration with internal tools and workflow
Ease of use for end users
Customisation options
Interactive features (e.g., tagging, rating, etc.)
Ability to monitor usage

* Do you integrate any news sources or content into your organisation's intranet?

* Does your organisation subscribe to any premium (paid for) resources for any content?