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File #: 18-6432    Version: 1 Name: CELEBRATING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK 2018
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/12/2018 In control: President
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK 2018 WHEREAS, National Newspaper Week 2018 is from October 7th to the13th; and WHEREAS, this year's theme for National Newspaper Week is "Journalism matters now more than ever;" and WHEREAS, this 78th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America, and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers; and WHEREAS, newspapers are a primary source of contemporary history; and WHEREAS, a free and unfettered press is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and WHEREAS, a free press has been under attack at the highest levels of national government, including calling the press an "enemy of the people;" and WHEREAS, Cook County residents can celebrate National Newspaper Week by understanding and supporting the role newspapers play in our communities and, importantly, in our democracy; and WHEREAS, local media can celebrate National New...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

CELEBRATING NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK 2018

 

WHEREAS, National Newspaper Week 2018 is from October 7th to the13th; and

 

WHEREAS, this year’s theme for National Newspaper Week is “Journalism matters now more than ever;” and

 

WHEREAS, this 78th annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America, and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers; and

 

WHEREAS, newspapers are a primary source of contemporary history; and

 

WHEREAS, a free and unfettered press is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and

 

WHEREAS, a free press has been under attack at the highest levels of national government, including calling the press an “enemy of the people;” and

 

WHEREAS, Cook County residents can celebrate National Newspaper Week by understanding and supporting the role newspapers play in our communities and, importantly, in our democracy; and

 

WHEREAS, local media can celebrate National Newspaper Week by emphasizing its unique relevance in the coverage of government, community events and publication of timely public notices; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of the residents of Cook County, celebrate National Newspaper Week 2018 and praise the essential contribution of newspapers to the health and viability of Cook County. end