From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01853

Submission Number:
544505-01853
Commenter:
Myles Godfrey
Organization:
Retired journalist
State:
Georgia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I recently retired after 50 years in newspaper journalism. I have been an editor, advertising director, publisher and newspaper owner. Indeed, this industry is facing hard times, but government intervention, taxation and interference is not the solution. The actions you are contemplating are outrageous violations of the First Amendment, and government has no place in this issue. If a newspaper or any media outlet is unable to compete in the marketplace, including the ones I worked hard to make successful, so be it. That's the way our very successful free market system works. Things have changed. The people now have many ways to get the information they want or need. But one thing has not changed: The First Amendment. Respectfully, Myles Godfrey