From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00802

Submission Number:
544505-00802
Commenter:
Robert Tedoldi
Organization:
Citizen
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I oppose any FTC program to restructure public discourse through all media and specially oppose any federal funding of programs to create future journalists or forms of journalism outside the programs now offered by the many journalism schools throughout our country. My understanding of the FTC's role in theses matters is one of oversight and supervision to prevent any abuses in the current system, not to create channels of new communication or tax one element of our communication system to subsidize others of the federal governments choosing. I find this proposal an attempt to severely restrict free speech.