Column: Slogans state a newspaper’s truth in changing times – USA TODAY
The Washington Post has changed its slogan to âDemocracy Dies in Darkness,â presumably in response to its ongoing battle with President Donald Trump.
A newspaper changing its slogan is a rare event. The Post has previously used the slogan, âThe paper that digs deeper.â
The New York Times has used the slogan, âAll the News Thatâs Fit to Print,â on itsÂ front page since 1897.
Starting in 1922, Scrippsâ newspapers used the slogan, âGive light and the people will find their own way.â
One of my favorites has been the Aspen Daily News in Colorado: âIf You Don’t Want It Printed, Donât Let It Happen.â
Sometimes newspaperâs catchy slogans can be a tad confusing.
âChicago Tribune. Beyond words.â
So what does this mean? The newspaper is comprised of nothing but pictures?
The Detroit Newsâ slogan, âWe Know Where You Live,â sounds more like a threat than an invitation to subscribe.
For decades, The Clarion-Ledger bore the slogan, âMississippiâs Newspaper.â
USA Today now declares, âWe deliver news, not noise.â
Some Mississippi newspapers have had memorable slogans, including the late Aberdeen Examiner: âNo fear, no favor.â
The Itawamba County Times uses the slogan, âThe Only Newspaper In The World That Cares Anything About Itawamba County.â
The Tunica Times’Â slogan isÂ “Always remembering that ‘Tunica’Â means ‘the people’.”
The Wilk-Amite Record goes withÂ âIn the heart of an always green country of unexcelled trees and cattle farms.â
The Deer Creek Pilot in Rolling ForkÂ once had the slogan,Â âCovering the South Delta like the morning dew.â
Ray Mosby, editor ofÂ the Pilot, joked that heâs going to start using the slogan, âAll the news thatâs fit to print and a fair amount that ainât.â