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Penguin News editor sets out need for rigorous reporting

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Screen grab from Telegraph website, featuring picture of Lisa Watson smilingThe editor of the Falkland Islands newspaper, Penguin News, is the subject of the regular “My perfect weekend” feature in London’s Telegraph newspaper. She notes that 95 per cent of students return home to the islands after going abroad to university – a figure St Helena might envy.

She also sets out the value of journalism.

“The islanders take Penguin News very seriously,” she says. “They often choose to phone me rather than the government when they have an issue, and they rely on the paper to give them the facts. For this reason, we tend to do a lot of rumour control and avoid speculation.”

Read the Telegraph article here.

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