From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01929

Submission Number:
544505-01929
Commenter:
Susie Woy
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
6/9/10 Sent this to the FCC http://public.commentworks.com/ftc/newsmediaworkshop/ I am writing to urge members of Obama's Federal Communications Commission (the FCC) and everyone in Washington to reject any and all efforts to censor, limit, or restrain free speech – on conservative or Christian talk radio, on the internet or anywhere else. This includes through the antiquated FCC rule mis-known as the “Fairness” Doctrine – as well as backdoor “Fairness” Doctrine-type FCC regulatory powers such as enforcement of “localism,” “diversity in media ownership” and service of the “local” or “public interest.” This also includes any attempt to regulate content of the internet or any other journalistic outlet. Additionally, I am joining with other American citizens who want their individual free speech rights defended and protected from government intrusion! Our great nation was built upon free and open discourse, and to remain a great nation this ideal must be protected and preserved at all costs. Please note that I will be watching closely and taking action when necessary to directly combat any censorship efforts as well as the liberal bias of the media.