From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01181

Submission Number:
544505-01181
Commenter:
Ian Piccione
State:
New Jersey
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Freedom of speech makes for a strong democracy and any attempt to stifle or influence it makes for a weaker democracy. Debate should be encouraged to seek harmony and any attempts to present only one point of view should not be encouraged. For these reasons, extreme care should be taken to avoid dictating how public opinion is expressed or formed and legislating to reduce debate should not be allowed to happen.