Supporting Local Journalism.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." The First Amendment to the United States Constitution

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Our Mission

The Press Democrat Journalism Trust is committed to the protection and preservation of the most important 45 words in the American form of democratic government: The First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Through strategic scholarships and grant making, the PDJT and its board will support efforts that improve access to journalism education, internships and fund news coverage that is reflective and respectful of the unique North Bay communities we serve.

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The Story Behind the Fund

The story of Evert & Norma Persons’ special love for each other, love for our community, and love for local journalism.

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