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“In communities without a strong print or digital news organization, voter participation declines and corruption increases… contributing to the spread of misinformation, political polarization and reduced trust in media.” – Northwestern Univ. 2021
Of all the newspapers that have come and gone from Bernalillo and Sandoval County since territorial days, The Sandoval Signpost is the last one standing. The Signpost began as the Sign Post (two words) as a community newsletter started by Candy Frizzell in 1988. It quickly grew into a full community newspaper serving Placitas and in 1993 Barb and Ty Belknap bought the Sign Post where they published it until 2022 when they began seeking a new owner.
In 2022, Belknap Publishing sold the Signpost to CTRL+P Publishing, a community newspaper group owned by Pat Davis that is working to save small town local newspapers across New Mexico. Today, the Signpost and sister publication Corrales Comment are part of the CTRL+P group sharing coverage of Sandoval County.
Read about the 140+ year history of news in Sandoval County in Bill Diven’s look back at the Signpost’s history.
Our newsroom and journalists are required to follow the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. This code ensures that we adhere to the highest professional standards of journalists, and they hold us accountable as a member of the journalism community.
Corrections and balance.
We require our reporters to report only facts they can support with research and attribution, and we hold outside contributors (including opinion writers) to the same standard. In the case of breaking or developing stories where information available at the time of publication may change afterwards, we strive to update original reporting when we learn of additional information that changes the original reporting.
Most readers who ask for a correction are asking to add an additional perspective or supplemental information that continues the conversation but does not require a correction of fact in the original story. Where practical, we will offer those persons the opportunity to submit a letter to the editor or opinion column on the topic.
But also acknowledge that journalists are human and can make mistakes. In those rare instances, we correct erroneous reporting as quickly as practical and publicly acknowledge the change in the format in which it originally appeared.
If you would like to submit additional information or request a correction, please contact us here.
Advertisers, owners and conflicts of interest.
In order to prevent the appearance of improper influence of advertisers, subscribers or our owner on the editorial decisions of professional journalists we maintain a firewall between the editorial decisions and business side of our paper. Decisions about stories we cover and how we cover them are made by the editor of the paper who is not involved in any of the business operations of the paper.