Staff members at The Post are fairly proud of the efforts they put forth each week to collectively produce a 24-page print tabloid on Thursdays. And while that pride can not reasonably be measured, the results of our work, fortunately, can be quantified.
There are roughly 6,500 copies of The Post to be found at more than 125 distribution points or “drop boxes” on campus, Uptown and in the county each week, so there are plenty of ways for The Post’s readers to find the print product. That is not counting the copies The Post’s staff members pass out at Ohio University’s Alumni Gateway on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Anecdotally, we have reason to believe that some devoted students, OU
Still, reporters are suckers for anecdotes too often — it is far better to be a nerd for data. The Post’s staff members will be going out this week to every single one of our distribution points to count the number of papers left after about eight hours of existing in the
It helps to hear from the reader in this situation, too. For those reading this column in print — how did you get here? Was The Post difficult for you to find? Do you miss an old distribution point we have since cut, or do you wish we would move one of our drop boxes to better find you? Did I hand this to you personally? If so, say hello, and thank you for reading. We only hope to make this a better experience for you. That is the motivation behind our efforts week after week.