“We must find ways to pass on to future generations a passion for the role which professional, balanced journalism plays in a free society.”
“The American press, in whatever its form, has always been a little gaudy and noisy and self-important, but it is crucial to our system of government.”
“It is because of a free press and a free society that this nation maintains its freedom, its independence and its greatness.”
Gov. Ann Richards
“The importance of excellence in journalism is known to most of us. But you might not have considered is how important is it to recognize exemplary journalism in today’s professionals and to educate tomorrow’s leaders regarding the role of the free and responsible press in our democracy.”
Across Texas and across the United States, it’s getting harder to see government in action. We are in a grim game of information keepaway with city councils, county boards, state lawmakers and federal agencies.
Kathleen Carroll, executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press