FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2018
A FREE PRESS IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR DEMOCRACY
Salt Lake City, UT – As newspapers across the country participate in a coordinated campaign to remind American citizens of the importance of a free press, Katie Matheson, communications director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:
“We are proud to support all the individuals and organizations that make up Utah’s press corps. For too long our free press has been taken for granted, even as they tirelessly continued to report the news every day. It’s heartening that residents across Utah and the country are realizing now the importance of guaranteeing the constitutional freedom of the press, but unfortunate it took improper presidential attacks and a changing media landscape to wake us up to this importance. We salute our friends and neighbors working in the ‘fourth estate’ and encourage all Utahns to support their local news organizations.”
Alliance for a Better Utah is a good government advocacy and watchdog organization based in Salt Lake City. The organization works to improve the lives of all Utahns by ensuring balance, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.