From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-03998

Submission Number:
544505-03998
Commenter:
J Shibley
State:
Tennessee
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I want to go on record as being against the current FTC plan being considered that would include (1) creation of a journalism division of AmeriCorps and (2)creation of a direct journalism bailout fund. This is dangerous territory for the Federal government to be involved in, and threatens the healthy checks and balances provided by an unencumbered and free press in our American democracy, as provided for in the Constitution. Exercise wise restraint and let the information market operate as it should. Viable information products will survive on their own.