The Summerland Advocate-Messenger - Reliable, Trustworthy Reporting, Capturing The Heartbeat Of Our Community

By LuAnn Schindler


Original views on life in rural America


October 1, 2020

We, at the Advocate-Messenger, are gearing up for National Newspaper Week, which is celebrated Oct. 4 through 10.

This year’s theme - America Needs Journalists - has never been more timely.

In a time when we hear “fake news” uttered on a daily basis, it’s time to clear the air and face the truth.

Ethical journalists do not file fake news stories. We fact check (a term Scott has learned a lot about in the last year because I use it all the time), fact check again and fact check one final time before sending an article to print. We vet sources and double check their quotes, decipherin...

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