Each year the Margaret Chase Smith Library sponsors an essay contest for high school seniors. The essay prompt for 2018 concerned the importance of a free press. This is the first-place essay, written by Cassidy Lessner.
Lessner, Cassidy. "Democracy Needs a Free Press." Maine Policy Review 27.2 (2018) : 62 -63, https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol27/iss2/9.