Something extraordinary happened today on the editorial pages of Massachusetts daily newspapers. More than 20 of the state’s newspapers agreed to jointly run an editorial endorsing reforms to the public records and open meetings laws that would help bring about increased government transparency.
The editorials came about with the support (non-financial) of the American Civil Liberties Union, Common Cause, the New England First Amendment Coalition, the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association and the New England Newspaper & Press Association, all of whom endorse these reforms.
Here are links to the editorials in the participating papers:
- North Adams Transcript.
- The Patriot-Ledger (Quincy).
- The Enterprise (Brockton).
- Telegram & Gazette (Worcester) (I could not find it online).
- The Sun Chronicle (Attleboro).
- MetroWest Daily News.
- Milford Daily News.
- Herald News (Fall River).
- Taunton Daily Gazette.
- Cape Cod Times.
- Standard-Times (New Bedford).
- The Sun (Lowell).
- The Recorder (Greenfield) (I could not find the editorial online).
- The Gardner News (I could not find the editorial online).
- The Salem News.
- The Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg).
- Springfield Republican.
- Newburyport Daily News.
- Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, North Andover).
- Daily Times Chronicle (Woburn).
- Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton)
- Gloucester Daily Times (No Sunday edition; will run Monday.)