Are you a conservative in the Chattanooga region? The Times Free Press wants to hear from you.

Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter / The Times Free Press building is seen on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dear reader:

The Times Free Press is participating in a project designed to help rebuild trust in the media, and it starts with understanding our readers and their perspectives.

We are one of 30 newsrooms across the United States working with the Trusting News project and their partners at the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas project to better understand the dramatic erosion of trust in media among conservatives.

If you are right-leaning or conservative and are willing to help us in this work, please click this link to take a survey and sign up to possibly be interviewed about your perceptions of journalism. The survey gathers basic information about news preferences, viewpoints and political leanings.

At the Times Free Press, feedback from people who consider themselves conservatives has increased in the past few years, especially as a contentious election and the COVID-19 health crisis unfolded.