From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am quite concerned that any proposal to subsidize any industry with federal funds (my taxes) could lead to government interference in that industry. This is especially critical when that industry provides information to the public. While it might seem noble to preserve the tradition of print journalism, newspapers and magazines are private enterprises and thus exposed to the vagaries of the marketplace. Consumers of information are now able to access a variety of sources with today's technology. If the public prefers other methods, then the print media should go the way of the horse and buggy. The marketplace should dictate, not the government.