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Southern Utah News Front Page: October 10, 2019
National Newspaper Week
The week of October 6-12 is National Newspaper Week.
In an often-quoted letter to Edward Carrington, Thomas Jefferson wrote that if he were to have to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.”
Democracy is best served when the newspaper provides checks and balances as the Fourth Estate of government. Newspapers are not the enemy of government – rather they are the champions of ordinary men and women.
Newspapers are the most powerful advocate the public can have and for that reason should always provide an open forum for a redress of grievances and public expression.
Newspapers hold government accountable because at our very core we believe that government belongs to the governed and not to the governing.