Journalists are the friends, not the enemy, of the people
A call to local action
(It's free, easy & useful)
Last Thursday President Donald Trump's rants on journalism and journalists grew more heated and more worrisome, calling those who work in the mainstream, work-a-day media "a dishonest group of people."
Having the President of the United States pointedly and repeatedly calling the press "an enemy of the people" is having an frightening impact. Besides unhinged people making dangerous threats on journalists, reports are coming in that young people's trust in everyday professional, responsible news reporting is being eroded.
A free and vibrant press deserves support from every citizen. It's vital to the democracy of our nation, our state, and our county that journalists are read and respected.
Here's a simple suggestion on how you can easily support our some of our Nelson County journalists (and be a more informed citizen, too): Subscribe to the free Nelson County Times weekly email newsletter which comes out every Thursday. Simply go here and look for the box with "Nelson County Times" and click on "subscribe." Unsubscribing, at any time, is easy.
And, you can get more useful news each week from the Nelson County Times by subscribing to their print issue here.
Blue Ridge Life's website is regularly posts Nelson County news. See it here.