Each August for the past few years, our annual publishing break has given us a bit of breathing room to begin dreaming about how to reimagine catapult magazine. For 12 years now, we’ve relied on one relatively consistent format while the world of technology has rapidly changed around us. We’ve known that a change is needed in order to serve our readers well and encourage sustainability for our very small volunteer staff, but one month has never been enough space to deeply consider what this change might look like, much less how to build a new and improved web site around it.

For that reason, we’re going to take some time this fall to listen to ourselves and to our readers as we figure out how to move forward. All of the statistical metrics in the world are no substitution for your thoughtful, human response. If you value catapult, please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey by September 22. We are looking for your feedback about what you appreciate and where you see room for improvement, as well as your inclination to contribute to this collaborative project moving forward.

We will keep you posted on our progress, and in the meantime, please enjoy the daily asterisk, which is a thought-provoking quote that comes out each weekday. Sign up here if you’d like to receive it in your e-mail inbox, or follow *culture is not optional on Facebook or Twitter. Thank you!

Last modified: March 4, 2020