From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
According to our Founders the "Press" was to be our "Fourth Estate;" another check and balance on the Federal Government. This is simply not possible if the GOVERNMENT is funding them! We might as well be in the old USSR. Any attempt to make taxpayers (we pay your salaries don't forget)either 'train' future journalists through Ameri-corps, or bailout newspapers, or any other media, is a violation of the FIRST ADMENDMENT plain and simple. My father was the first managing editor of Newsday and I know he must be turning over in his grave right now to think that anyone is even considering such a horror! Has anyone in your agency even read the Constitution or The Federalist Papers? Try it before you try to impose this on the American people! You might find your agency out of business after November!