Victor Lawson, 1850 – 1925
A Lorado Taft sculpture, “Crusader,” stands guard over the grave of newspaper publisher Victor Lawson, whose Chicago Daily News pioneered in sending reporters throughout the world for news. Lawson contributed anonymously to many of Chicago’s charitable causes, and even his grave is unmarked, except for the statue and the phrase, “Above all things truth beareth away the victory.” It refers to a story in the Book of Esdras, King James Bible Apocrypha, about a discussion of what is strongest. This tomb stone is located in Graceland Cemetary on Irving Park Drive in Chicago, near Wrigley Field. Many of Chicago’s famous are enturned at Graceland.
Our founding Fathers realized the importance of freedom of the press and added it as the ” 16th Amendment” to the “United State Constitution. Sometimes newspapers are the last resource available to the public to get assistance in obtaining the facts on a given issue.
Honest, thorough, and balanced investigation into the questions presented is a newspaper moral responsiblity and is not taken lightly, but with sincere and effortless fundamental journalistic practices and ethics.
Newspaper provide a service to the community in many ways. For instance, Newspapers often provide uncompensated promotional publication of events and fund raising of common interests and that benefit the entire community.
National Newspaper week is October 6th through the 12th, 2013.