To celebrate the 231st anniversary of the First Amendment, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Hearst TV stations are acknowledging the milestone by honoring journalists throughout the country for their vitally important work.
From our country’s beginning, the right of the press to challenge the government, root out corruption and speak freely without fear of recrimination has been central to our democracy. Through accurate newsgathering and reporting journalists risk their lives to keep the public informed and shine light on the many challenges our nation faces today.
To celebrate the 231st anniversary of the First Amendment which established freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and freedom of the press, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Hearst TV stations are acknowledging the milestone by honoring journalists throughout the country for their vitally important work.
For their part, Hearst TV stations, in concert with the NAB, the RTDNA, other organizations and fellow broadcasters, will recognize the event with news reports filed by the station group’s Washington bureau, as well as a series of PSAs, on-air editorials and commemorative website and social postings, some featuring reporters reading from the historic document.
The NAB is marking the occasion with PSAs, a social media campaign and other efforts, under the banner of its ongoing We Are Broadcasters campaign.
“On this important anniversary and every day,” said Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst TV president, “journalists across America and of all platforms are to be celebrated for carrying out the mission envisioned by our forefathers — serving as an important pillar of our democracy. I and my colleagues join with the NAB, the RTDNA and others in saluting their commitment and dedication. I could not be prouder of the journalists of Hearst Television, and their colleagues throughout our industry. #WeAreBroadcasters.”