From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04032

Submission Number:
544505-04032
Commenter:
LaNell Mueller
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Is it any wonder that people are turning to the Internet for their news and advertising. As for getting the news, one of the main factors that those of us who use the Internet like is that it allows us a wider range of info and we can find "the other side of the story" especially when it comes to national and international news and not have to depend on just what the left leaning liberal media has deigned to divulge to us. We can then make up our own mind as to what is truth. With advertising the same scenario applies: a faster access to what one is looking for, a wider range of choices, etc. There will probably always be people who need the newspapers for national news and we all need our local papers to let us know what is going on. And I for one do not want my magazines online as I go back and read them over and over again depending on the publication. So there is still a need for in-print news reporting. It's just a shame that we Americans have developed such a distrust of what we read from the national news services.