From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03937

Submission Number:
544505-03937
Commenter:
L HYAK
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The PBS system has been around for some time now and even though they make claim to be "Fair and Balanced" there has been to many times when they definately are not. There is the appearance of living off the tax dime in order to exist but not much is said about the soliciting for donations or the contributions by the private sector, this I find a bit misleading and disingenuous. I enjoy PBS when I do watch programs and why there is this reliance upon the government for support is tolerated is a bit diconcerting and I would be more in support of PBS if it were to disassociate itself from the tax dime and rely on their own ability to draw listenership and viewers. If they are truly as independent as the calims they make then it is only proper that they act in a manner befitting their independence and survive by the quality of their management and programming.