About Light Source

Help The Baltimore Sun cover the local economy in ways that matter to you. Join Light Source. Because everyone should be a news source, not just the pundits.

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From gas prices to job openings, from the cost of milk to the cost of a house, the economy affects us all. That's why many voices are better than a few when it comes to economic news.

Add your voice to the mix. Join Light Source, a new opportunity to connect with The Baltimore Sun and to help us spot trends that are benefiting or buffeting you.

Here's what you'll get:

• A monthly email asking for your experiences on various economic topics.

• A direct line to the Sun's business reporters. Got a story idea or something you want us to know? Email

• An opportunity to join the conversation that helps shape news coverage, instead of just being on the receiving end.

Joining is simple. Just share your experiences in one of our questionnaires, and you're in. (Or you can add your name to the list by emailing

In case you're wondering:

• You don't have to answer the questions that come with the monthly email. Participate when you want to, or not at all. It's up to you.

• We won't quote your responses without your permission. If we'd like to interview you for a story, we'll contact you directly.

• We won't sell your information or share it with anyone but a small group of journalists.

• We won't spam you. We hate spam, too.

• Should you want to stop getting the monthly invitations to share your experiences, send an email to with "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line.

Every person makes Light Source stronger. We'd be delighted if you pass on the invitation.

Recent questions

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