Letter to the editor: Free press a cornerstone of a free society

Published 2:39 am Friday, September 9, 2022

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To the editor:

Congratulations to Mike Barnhardt and the staff of the Enterprise for their NCPA awards.

A free and independent press is the cornerstone of a free society. An independent local press is especially crucial to keeping the citizenry informed and the government accountable to the people.

Every household should subscribe to at least one newspaper. It is a bargain that can keep your government responsive to you.  It is not possible to get a complete news story from any broadcast media – only digital or paper print can do that.

If you have children, make sure they read at least one complete story from a recognized news source every day – and then tell you about it. Among all of your other important parental responsibilities, you will also produce informed, engaged citizens.

Jerry Cohen,    Advance