From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-04725

Submission Number:
544505-04725
Commenter:
Kathleen Valentine
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To limit the Freedom of Speech by any political group is not in the best interest of anyone individual in the United States. When one political group is temporarily lodged and in control of the interests of all citizens, the right to free speech should not be censored to exclude any opinions voiced by those of another political expression. Politics should remain out of the interpretation of the Constitution . Therefore, the methods of reporting and obtaining information should remain open to all citizens. At the same time it would not be in the best interest of this republic to pay for any bailout of the journalism industry. When other industries in the past, such as the steel industry, were losing ground and fading away, the public did not pay for a bailout of anyone in that industry. Innovation and critical thinking brought about change within the industry, not bailouts. Why now? Many young individuals are looking at careers involving communications through different venues and that is a choice they are allowed to make. We do not need to spend any money to train individuals in government run programs such as AmeriCorps to be journalists.