Gov. Northam Declares This Week (Oct. 7-13) as Virginia Newspaper Week

By | 2018-10-11T15:16:59+00:00 October 9th, 2018|

For the second year in a row, the week of Oct. 7 through Oct. 13 has been officially recognized as Virginia Newspaper Week.

Gov. Northam recently singed a Certificate of Recognition declaring Virginia Newspaper Week an “opportunity to remind citizens of the necessity of a free press, and emphasize the importance of newspapers in fostering accountability, transparency improved public policy, citizen participation and government responsiveness in the everyday lives of citizens.”

VPA submitted the request for recognition to Northam’s office last month. Virginia Newspaper Week coincides with National Newspaper Week. We encourage members to take part in the remainder of the week by running editorials and house ads that promote the importance of newspapers and their employees.

Virginia Newspaper Week is an “opportunity to remind citizens of the necessity of a free press, and emphasize the importance of newspapers in fostering accountability, transparency improved public policy, citizen participation and government responsiveness in the everyday lives of citizens.”