From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01519

Submission Number:
544505-01519
Commenter:
Anne O'Brien
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I strongly believe that the federal government should stay out of the business of training journalists. Let the free market decide whether or not traditional journalism survives in the internet age. One reason that traditional print news sources are doing so poorly is that they no longer report the news as it happens, but they inject their biases and opinions into what they tell their readers. That bias is, for the most part, strongly liberal. In addition, the government should not tax such news sources as internet blogs, electronic devices, etc. I strongly oppose additional taxes on cell phones, television and radio. Finally, I find it appalling that the "Reinvention of Journalism" plan actually proposes a "bailout" of journalists in order to help fund their salaries. Under this, the American people will be forced to subsidize the liberal media, which to this point, has only been acting as a cheerleader for President Obama and his socialist policies. There is nothing objective about most so-called journalists' reporting and if they can't make a living, they should go into some other field.