From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I don't feel there should be any government assistance for newspapers because they will then be beholden to the government for their livelihood. There should be no way to 'collude' as it is not allowed on prices and payment system in print. If people don't want newspapers anymore, so be it. It is not up to the government and in turn the tax payers to keep unsuccessful business going. How many companies will the government bail out, and how/who do they 'pick and choose'? We have something called the Constitution of the United States where the First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the PRESS, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. My opinion is, the internet should stay as it is, FREE. Thank you.