Southwest Missouri Society of Professional Journalists
This organization of scribes sponsors an annual essay contest. Ninth grader Katie Roberts captured the first place spot for 2005, and she is a __________.
Katie wrote about freedom of the press. She noted, "America’s free press has been instrumental during other periods of American history, as well. In an 1835 newspaper article, Horace Greeley’s proclamation that the future was in the west opened the floodgates of westward migration."