From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00425

Submission Number:
544505-00425
Commenter:
Lee Walker
Organization:
Private Citizen
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To be honest I think maybe the time for newspaper is drawing to a close thanks to the internet. I don't think it is proper for the Federal Government to prop up the journalism business be it broadcast, newspapers or what have you. The constitution grantees of what the FTC is trying to do. a free press and if the government props up the news industry, then it can dictate what the press has to say. In many countries, the government owns the press. Shame on the US government if it tries to restrict freedom of the press by owning it. I am not in favor at all of what the FTC is trying to do.