From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Journalism is business and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the government. A government agency has absolutely NO business in getting involved in the future of this field. Where an individual decides to get their information has absolutely NO business of the government. If news organizations fail it is absolutely NO business of the government. Taxpayer money is already going to fund PBS and public television which is a disservice to the taxpayer already. Don't muddle things more by inserting more government. I view your proposed action as another way to control the mind of the citizens, ala 1984. Stay out of the choices of private citizens. We can take care of ourselves!