From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01315

Submission Number:
544505-01315
Commenter:
Robert Rail
State:
Nebraska
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
It is not the place of the federal government in general, or the FTC in particular, to prop up privately owned journalistic enterprises that are not able to compete in the free market at the expense of internet journalists and radio-based talk shows. If freedom of religion means freedom from religion as many of the newspapers suggest, then freedom of the press must mean freedom from the press - especially the press that people are losing interest in. Print journalism is not too big to fail - if they can't compete without government help, then let them fail. Independent news sources on radio and the internet do it. Subsidizing the print media (and the televised media) sets a bad precedent.