From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01985

Submission Number:
544505-01985
Commenter:
Glen Collins
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Paragraph 14 states "History in the United States shows that readers of the news have never paid anywhere close to the full cost of providing the news. Rather, journalism always has been subsidized to a large extent by, for example, the federal government, political parties, or advertising." Cite evidence for this statement. Identify legitimate, unbiased news organizations operating in a competitive environment that received federal subsidy in order to provide a news service. National Public Television and National Public Radio do not qualify as news services operating in a competitive environment.