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...