From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04698

Submission Number:
544505-04698
Commenter:
Mary Jo  Lorier
State:
Minnesota
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I am opposed to the formation of an AmeriCorps for journalists and any form of media bailout or subsidy. In a free market system, businesses need to adapt, change or they will end. This is as true of journalism as it is of any other business and it is JUST a business. It is not a necessity that needs to be propped up by a government bailout. They need to be self supporting. People should be able to choose the form in which they want to receive their information. If the current journalism format isn't it, then let it go. They are in business to make money, they are not a nonprofit organization! THEY DO NOT NEED BAILING OUT! DO NOT tax and restrict my freedom of speech and access to free speech through the radio, or any other means!!!!!