The Garfield Messenger Adapts to Remote Learning

Now in its 99th year of operation, Garfield’s award-winning, student-run newspaper The Garfield Messenger is adapting to a brand new challenge – how to deliver news to a student body working and learning remotely during a global pandemic.

The Messenger is moving to a twice per month, free electronic newsletter format. Features and articles will be posted to the Messenger website and social media, too. If successful in raising enough funds, the Messenger staff hope to create special print issues of electronic content and mail them to donors.  In past years, print copies of The Messenger were made freely available to all students, faculty and staff in the building and mailed to subscribers.

The Messenger newsroom staff is comprised of about 30 students led by faculty adviser Mr Zimmermann.  The school newspaper is fully self-supporting and receives no funding from the PTSA, the school, or the District, instead relying on the traditional pillars of journalism funding – subscriptions and advertising sales. Please consider supporting Garfield’s student newspaper by subscribing or donating to The Messenger. Digital (and potential print) advertising opportunities are available as well, reaching the over 1,700 students who attend Garfield, plus faculty, friends and families of students.

To subscribe or donate: Messenger Subscription Form

To inquire about advertising, or for general questions, please contact the Garfield Messenger staff at

Support for quality journalism and budding student journalists is vitally important, perhaps now more than at any time before during the Messenger’s nearly 100 year history. Thank you!