Reporters have never enjoyed much respect. People distrust them. Politicians sometimes fear them. Just about everyone avoids them. But like it or not, a free, well-informed press is the most essential ingredient to a successful democratic society. Just think: had journalists been able to dispatch reports from the Baltics when Stalin was herding families into cattle cars bound for Siberia, the course of history here may well have been different.To do their job right, journalists must be afforded access to information. That's why its encouraging to learn press representatives and other organi...
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