From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02004

Submission Number:
544505-02004
Commenter:
Glen Collins
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Delete Paragraph 17 "Finally, consumer demand for public affairs reporting in particular may be suboptimal, because citizens may decide their votes are unlikely to make a difference and therefore may choose to be “rationally ignorant” of public affairs." This statement is not relevant. The costs of news services are amortized over the spectrum of subscribers who are interested in such services and those not interested have never been contributors (except through unwilling subsidy by government dictate).