By Jenna Fear
I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jenna Fear, and I’m the new reporter at the Lincoln County Journal.
I entered this role at a strange time. This community lost the Journal’s late editor Bob Simmons on my first day at the paper, and I never had the chance to meet him. From the reactions of the community as they grieve, however, I know that he will be very missed, and I know that we all have a legacy to uphold here at the Journal. Bob set the standards for sharing news with the community high, and I plan to uphold those standards in my role here.
As a reporter, it is my job to serve this community with useful, unbiased information. From you all, I ask that you continue to trust the Journal as a reliable source for facts regarding Lincoln County. In today’s political landscape, I understand that it’s hard to give your trust to any media outlet, but freedom of the press is one of the biggest components to upholding democracy. Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s important to have a source of news that you can trust to report what you need to know. I plan to be that source for Lincoln County.
I graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2016, and there I learned all the elements that go into telling stories. Since then, I have worked in multiple roles doing just that. And that is what I plan to do here. I want to tell the true, valuable stories held within this county. If ever you have something you want the community to hear, reach out to me. I can’t promise it will be published, but I can promise that I will listen.
You can reach me at the office at 636-528-9550 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.