From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04425

Submission Number:
544505-04425
Commenter:
 Fowler
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Technology has changed the way the public consumes information. Just as the "Pony Express" gave way to trains, newspapers are being replaced by electronic media. The government should in no way attempt to prolong or influence this change. The governments only role should be to assure Freedom of Speech is not impaired and maintain order over the airwaves so there is not one organization or party that dominates access. The FCC has traditionally set standards for socially acceptable content. These standards have eroded significantly as well. It is probably much more efficient to simply allow the marketplace to decide what will be accepted. Under no circumstances should any goverment entity be in charge or responsible for choosing or dictating content. This directly infringes on the rights of all citizens to seek information from a variety of information outlets.