One of my favorite features of national Sunshine Week is the effort by cartoonists to highlight the many threats to America’s free press and public access. Today, MissoulaEditor.com brings you two of those political cartoons – as a reminder that our freedoms require vigilance and support. All of us here at the Missoulian work diligently [...]
Newspapers all across the nation are in the midst of Sunshine Week, our annual campaign to educate the public about the importance of our nation’s rights to a free press and public access.
At the Missoulian, we launched the week with a call to Montana legislators to support Senate Bill 217.
Here’s our editorial:
At about this [...]
Courtesy Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune
Steve Breen, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, has once again proved the importance of journalists going straight to the source.
Tormented by the Gulf oil disaster, but worried his bosses would think the idea hair-brained, Breen bought his own plane ticket and headed to the [...]
Photo by MICHAEL GALLACHER/Missoulian
One of the most important roles we have as journalists, and as a newspaper, is to provide the public with fair, balanced and truthful information about the most difficult and controversial issues of the day.
In Missoula these days, one of those issues is the Missoula City Council’s proposed equality ordinance.
On Monday [...]