From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I strongly oppose the government trying to control media in any way!! Freedom of the press, anyone? It's in the Constitution! More government control will lead to control of the press! We are sick of bailouts! This is an attempt to bailout struggling newspapers and TV news. They must stand or fall on their own! There's a contradiction between your statement "Lower(ing) the costs of journalism" and imposing new taxes of any kind! Newspapers, television news, etc., must survive or fail on their own merits!! They should NOT be taxpayer funded!!!!! That would remove the very essence of free speech. There should be no control of dissemination of information by the government IN ANY WAY!!!! They should not be connected to media outlets in any way!! Let the market decide!!!