I like to believe there’s still a lot of other people out there in the world like me. I am thoroughly close minded toward the more news, faster news, and trendier news. If I see it on Facebook or Twitter it can’t possibly be real news. Social media is all about attention grabbing and zero about the facts.

I go to the library and read through the daily collection of newspapers they receive and have readily available for patrons. I subscribe to the Sunday edition of my local newspaper, in print. I prefer to keep true and real journalism alive and support those as best I can.

Having so much gossip, misinformed, opinion swayed digital information in my face at all times is exhausting and I limit my internet usage and have no apps on my phone in hopes of avoiding it more than not.

There is a clear distinction between journalism and opinion and I fear internet news is serving up the latter.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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