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WHEREAS, journalism is an essential public service in successful democracies and the State of Nevada, founded on democratic principles, has benefited greatly from public service journalism; and

WHEREAS, the production of local journalism in Nevada has been diminished and altered by sweeping social, political, economic and technological forces; and

WHEREAS, this disruption in the production of local journalism has enabled misinformation and disinformation to circulate and proliferate; and

WHEREAS, strengthening anew local public service journalism can foster knowledge, engagement, trust and empathy within a community; and

WHEREAS, supporting essential local journalism relies on the knowledge and engagement of local leaders and individual citizens and residents; and

WHEREAS, robust local news systems flourish only when individuals and communities commit to social, legal, and economic support for a free press;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim October 19, 2021, as

LOCAL JOURNALISM DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 27th day of September, 2021

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