That's what Jeannine Guttman said in 2000 when an interviewer with the American Society of News Editors asked her what she worried about the most.
You can't make this stuff up.
UPDATE: Even more:
The press is the watchdog, providing citizens with a lens on government. If we do our jobs correctly, readers are well informed, they understand the issues of the day, they can fully participate in our democracy and keep it healthy and alive for future generations.I couldn't agree more.