More than 125 newspapers will publish editorials on Aug. 16 to counter president Trump's characterization of the press as the "enemy of the people" and highlight the threat that his "fake news" rant poses to the First Amendment.
Marjorie Pitchard, deputy manager of the Boston Globe’s editorial page, organized the campaign.
Each paper will publish its own editorial to generate different aspects of the anti-press threat.
“The impact of Trump’s assault on journalism looks different in Boise (Idaho) than it does in Boston,” she wrote in a pitch to papers. “Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming.”
More than 125 papers including the Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Des Moines Register and Miami Herald plan to join the Globe’s campaign.