From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01606

Submission Number:
544505-01606
Commenter:
George Ecclesine
Organization:
Citizen of the United States
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantee's free speech, this is one of the core principals upon which our nation was founded. As citizens of this great country we can exercise our right to free speech via many formats, also we can obtain information via many avenues such as in printed form via newsprint and the internet,etc. That said, it should be made clear that the business of journalism is to inform the public and let the public draw their own conclusions. The key here is that Journalism is a business that is supported via the public's purchasing of newsprint, etc. I can not for the life of me see why the public should have to pay additional taxes to support a segment of our society that is a business and subject to the rise and fall of the econonmy and buyer's trends in purchasing just like every other business. If some forms of journalism (i.e. newspapers, etc.) are subject to fail due to the change in technology then so be it. There should be no additional taxing of the citizens of this nation to "bail out" the press! WE THE PEOPLE ARE TAXED ENOUGH!!!!!