From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02257

Submission Number:
544505-02257
Commenter:
 Guziak
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Your "Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism" is nothing more than a blatant attempt to circumvent the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America, which states in part "Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press . . ." In other words, government at any level has no authority to interfere with the workings of journalism in this country. If a newspaper, radio station, or any other form of media cannot make it on their own without government intervention, then it must fail or restructure itself to attract a greater audience in order to succeed. As a citizen, I vehemently oppose your attempt to transform the media in this country into just another arm of the government. If journalism needs to "reinvent" itself, it must do so without the help of the government.