From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04258

Submission Number:
544505-04258
Commenter:
Antoinette Duvall-Farmer
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I strongly disagree with your proposal for the "Reinvention of Journalism", just as I oppose the FCC's efforts to impose a "Fairness doctrine". I view these efforts as having the potential to undermine free speech, which would be in direct opposition to the first Amendment of our U.S. Constitution. And to suggest imposing various taxes could stifle free speech, potentially silencing views not in agreement with the (current) 'mainstream' ideology. It is right to disseminate information and allow Americans the option to choose which philosophy they agree with and support.