From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01366

Submission Number:
544505-01366
Commenter:
Michael Kilgore
Organization:
None
State:
Ohio
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
DO NOT PASS! The federal government has NO ROOM, NO NEED, and NO AUTHORITY to "regulate" or "tax" journalism. Journalism must stay free from entanglement with politicians or dicey laws that would make their content influenced by political pressure or unfair "tax" laws. "The workshop will address proposals to better-support and lower the costs of journalism." THIS IS NOT YOUR PLACE! The cost of journalism is the cost of journalism, if they can't hack it because they didn't invest in themselves to improve their marketability or remain competitive, they will perish! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BETTER-SUPPORT JOURNALISM. That is the job of the public and private investors, not the government.