From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02287

Submission Number:
544505-02287
Commenter:
Joan Jacobson
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I oppose the FTC's effort to control speech through its "Reinvention of Journalism", because it empowers this administration and future administrations to control the dissemination of information while im-posing punitive taxes on ideological opponents. Its outrageous and borders on being unconstitutional, a direct threat to the freedom of speech and the First Amendment. If Journalism is in decline its directly a result of how the industry operates. Thats what needs to be addressed and NOT the censoring, regulating, and taxing of other forms of communication.