The Daily Astorian wants to know what you think. To that end, the newspaper is building an e-mail database of readers who agree to weigh in occasionally on world, national and local news and issues concerning The Daily Astorian's coverage.

Topics can range from politics to education to sports to journalism ethics and story quality. Comments from readers can be printed in the newspaper, on or used in stories. Members of the group might be contacted by a reporter for follow-up questions.

This project is done in coordination with the Associated Press Managing Editors Credibility Roundtables initiative. Twenty-six other newspapers around the country are launching similar interactive groups to build conversations with their readers.

If you wish to participate or have questions, send your contact information to Internet Editor Laura Sellers at Your information will not be shared, rented or sold, and we will not include advertising messages in our communications.

Interested readers can also sign up online at by clicking the Readers Advisory Panel link on the lefthand side and filling out the form.


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