From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
First and foremost I view your "reinvention" ideas as blatant attempt to limit free speech. It is an attempt to medle in free enterprise. It will use public tax dollars to fund one sided liberal agendas by paying for the liberal press "journalists" to advance the liberal agenda. The liberal press already dominates TV and printed news. Now you want to sponsor them with our tax dollars? It also appears to me that you are trying to muzzle the conservative voice in our country because your liberal press cannot compete with conservatism on an open playing field. Your ideas smack of a state run press - why did we fight the communists so long if we are only going to take over their methods of surpressing freedom of speech?