By Jim Zachary
The power of the press should never be underestimated and must never be abused.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week and the theme — The Power of the Press — points to the importance of watchdog journalism, accurate reporting, strong editorials, comprehensive public notices and a free, open public forum. In 1841, Thomas Carlyle wrote about the power of the press, conjuring the words of Edmond Burke. “Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.”
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