From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Why should news people profit out of this "recession" by further bleeding out what little I earn? The media is changing and moving away from printed formats and further into the digital realm. I sporadically purchase Sunday newspaper to great disappointment because whatever they have I can easily get of blogs. Sure those blogs get information from the news media, but I've notice that independent Real journalists outside the old format are coming out that are totally divorced from them. The information I get there is also easier to read and not as dusty and filled with liberal tripe too! The government has bought Government Motors last year and still people aren't buying that junk. The only ones who have profited from that abomination is the union and all the cronies in the government! NO innovation or better design came out of that fiascoes and NO good result will ever do. I was in Russia back in '86 and saw the junk cars that ALL looked the same. If this tragedy continues we will suffer that too. Why am I mentioning that? Because what good will it do to allow the government to begin to OWN the News Media? Setting "standards" that everyone must bend to. When President Reagan repealed the Fairness Doctrine in '84 there was an explosion of personalities like Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh, that brought in buckets of money to Thousands of people across the US. That alone is proof that if the government got out of the way of US citizens, money will be pouring into their dirty little hands like it did in the '90s. When the deficit disappeared, democrats and republicans made millions of useless bills and dumped billions of US citizen taxes into those holes. president obama created a ONE.FIVE Trillion dollar hole in '09. We are now in a Thirteen Trillion dollar hole this '10. Let me rewrite that again: a $13 Trillion dollar$ hole because of rampant bill making to save things like bridges that go nowhere in Alaska or the building of a airport rather than Category FIVE levees. Are you living up to the words below your title "For the Consumers"? Everything you're doing now is betraying that declaration.