From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-00950

Submission Number:
544505-00950
Commenter:
Robert Cherba
Organization:
N/A--retired citizen
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I object to any effort to prop up failing news media. They are failing because of bad financial and content decisions. That's the way free enterprise works, and these organizations must be allowed to fail. I certainly do not want to contribute a penny to these organizations. If they can't make it on their own, that's just tough -- the market has spoken. It's just too bad that "Advertisers are moving ads to online sites and scaling back on ad buys as a result of the recession, and news organizations are struggling with large debts they took on during better times." Like many ex-subscribers to newspapers, magazines and ex-watchers of network TV news, I stopped subscribing when I couldn't stand to read/watch/listen to the biased, inaccurate reporting. "As a result, some are questioning how journalism can survive and thrive in the future. The workshop will address proposals to better-support and lower the costs of journalism." Bad, biased journalism doesn't deserve to survive on the back of the taxpayers. Journalists can find other work, as have buggy-whip makers, etc. Please let bad news organizations fail!