From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00246

Submission Number:
544505-00246
Commenter:
Michael Mingus
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Gentelmen and/or Ladies, In reguards to the issue of How Will Jouranlism Survive the Internet Age? I refer you to Amendment 1 of the Constitution of the United States of Americia; which reads "Congress shall make no law respecting the 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 peacably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Journalism today must adapt to the technology that is available. Just as local Reporting went from the Town crier to individuals posting "bulls" to local newspapers to national newspapers to radio to television. You should note that radio and television did not kill off the newspapers nor will the internet totally supplant newspapers. People will go to the media that best meets their needs, so jouranlism will have to adapt as they have always done. "adapt or die" does not just refer to evolution of species.