Editorials make statement about free press

Newspapers across the country are running editorials today emphasizing the importance of a free press.

The Society of Professional Journalists submitted this letter to the editor to newspapers across the country. It spells out the tenants of the SPJ Code of Ethics:

1. Seek Truth and Report it
2. Minimize Harm
3. Act Independently
4. Be Accountable and Transparent

“We at the Society of Professional Journalists hope that today will be a wake-up call to the millions of Americans who cherish the freedom of expression guarded by the First Amendment.”