Another View: National Newspaper Week celebrated you – Press Tribune Newspaper

Lately the topic of real news has been quite the discussion, from the water cooler to social media and all the way up to presidential news conferences.  It seems every day we are hearing the term “fake news” in the digital and broadcast world more and more.

Last week was bannered as National Newspaper Week. The theme for this annual celebration of America’s oldest and most trusted news resources is, ironically, “Real Newspapers, Real News.”

In this world of so many instant sources of news from the palm of your hand to your wrist and even hidden in your eyeglasses, it can be hard to decide what’s real and what’s not. I can give you one tip about a resource that is as reliable as it gets when it comes to trustworthy news: you are reading it right now. It’s your community newspaper.

When it comes to these “national” celebration days, weeks and months, it’s no secret we have many of them. Some are to celebrate professional positions, like bosses, secretaries, doctors and first responders. Everyone in today’s world has a purpose, so why not celebrate their specialty, right?

The Press Tribune didn’t host a parade, and there certainly won’t be anyone popping out of a giant cake at its office to celebrate. But those of us that put in all the hours each week to bring you this beloved publication and its sister papers nearby were celebrating last week and beyond.

We’re not necessarily be celebrating ourselves, our accolades or successes. We’re celebrating you – the reader, the subscriber, the advertiser. For it is you that enables us to continue to bring a balanced variety of news to the community each week. We love what we do, and we love doing it for those who support us, trust us and read this newspaper to be accurately informed, entertained and, for the advertiser, patronized by such readers.

On behalf of everyone at the Press Tribune, I thank you for your support of more than 100 years, and I especially thank those of you that have grown with us over the past 12 months in the way of subscriptions, readership and advertising. Thank you for giving us a reason to celebrate National Newspaper Week. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to celebrate you.

Bill Sullivan is the General Manager for Gold Country Media in Sacramento, El Dorado and Amador counties which publishes the Folsom Telegraph and the Folsom Lake Entertainer. He can be reached at or 916-351-3750.


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