In August 2018, more than 350 news outlets across the country participated in a coordinated effort, publishing editorials that defend the vital role that a free press plays in our government.

Below are links to editorials that were published throughout New England. If you know of additional editorials, please forward them to


The President Wants You To Think We’re The Enemy. Here’s What We Really Do
The Hartford Courant

Trump’s rhetoric hits media hard
The Chronicle of Willimantic

Uniting our voices in defense of a free press
The Day of New London

Perspective on truth, lies, respect and hate
The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News

A response to President Trump’s continued attacks on the media
The Record-Journal


The Media is the Enemy Only if You Don’t Want to Know What Your Government is Doing
Bangor Daily News

A Free Press is the Best Defense Against Tyranny
Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

The Best Defense Against Tyranny is a Free and Independent Press
The Portland Press Herald

There’s truth, then everything else
The Sun Journal


From the editor
Fairhaven Neighborhood News

Journalists are not the ‘enemy of the people’
Athol Daily News

Trump’s Assaults on Press are Assaults on Democracy
The Berkshire Eagle

Business Community Must Reject Attacks on the Press
Boston Business Journal

Journalists are Not the Enemy
The Boston Globe

The Cape Cod Chronicle

Trump, Tweets and the Truth
Cape Cod Times

Citizens and Journalists
The Citizen Chronicle

Journalists Are Not the ‘Enemy of the People,’ They Are the People
The Daily Free Press

Journalists Performing Public Service Are Not the Enemy
Daily Hampshire Gazette

We (Are Not the Enemy of) the People
The Daily Item

Reporting the news in a fragmented nation
Daily News of Newburyport, The Eagle-Tribune, Salem News, Gloucester Daily Times

Freedom of the Press
The Harvard Press

The Need for a Free Press
The Inquirer and Mirror

Enemy of None
Martha’s Vineyard Times

Our editorial stand
Milton Times

Trump’s Attacks on the Press
The Provincetown Banner

Journalists are not the ‘enemy of the people’
The Recorder

Officials are Accountable Because of the Free Press
The Republican

Identifying the real enemy of the people
The Standard-Times

We Are Not the Enemy; We Are You
The Sun Chronicle

Is Humble Wellesley News Site an ‘Enemy of the People’?
The Swellesley Report

No, we’re not your enemy, President Trump
Telegram & Gazette

Press Freedom
Vineyard Gazette

We are not the enemy of the people

We Stand for Press Freedom
Whitman-Hanson Express

New Hampshire

Enemies of the People
Concord Monitor

How can we be the enemy of the people when we are the people?

Precious priority: A free press
Keene Sentinel

The president and the press
Seacoast Media

Rhode Island

News Media Standing Up to Trump
The Newport Daily News

Enemy of the people: Shush! It could get worse!
Newport This Week

Trump Attacks the Messenger
Providence Journal

‘Enemies of the People’ is Just Trump Nonsense
The Valley Breeze

A Response to President Trump’s Continued Attacks on the Media
The Westerly Sun


Enemy of the people?
Addison Independent, The Brandon-Pittsford Reporter, Mountain Times, The Essex Reporter, Colchester Sun, Milton Independent

The Free Press Embodies the Free Press
Burlington Free Press

An Essential Part of Our Democracy
Caledonian Record

Make No Mistake: This Attack on Our Free Press — Your Free Press — is Deliberate and Calculated
The Commons

Truly Fake News
The Hardwick Gazette

Press Freedom is a Vermont Value
Manchester Journal, Bennington Banner and the Brattleboro Reformer

Yes, we are the enemy
The Times Argus

The Wider Danger in Trump’s Troubling Attacks on Journalism
Valley News

VTDigger Joins Journalism Groups Decrying Attacks on the Media