TSF readers have posted volumes about the importance of "community" in community newspapers over the years.
Rob Lamberti, who recently took a buyout after 27 years with the Toronto Sun, will be teaching a course on community journalism at Humber College this winter.
"I was reading some of the comments since the most recent layoffs and a few messages about community journalism struck me.
"I am teaching a course on community journalism this winter at Humber and I was wondering if it would be possible to start a response section on your blog asking what community journalism means to the blog's users and readers and if the company is meeting the needs of the communities it purports to serve.
"I would then like to use those responses, whether anonymous or not, as a gauge and guide of what responsible journalism is at the community level, how it is defined in small communities and what the communities expect from the news outlet that serves them.
"And of course, satisfaction. Do they feel the community is satisfied with the efforts of the journalists, the staff that supports the journalism (including advertising) and the company as a whole?"
Over to you, TSF readers.