From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-05131

Submission Number:
544505-05131
Commenter:
Julie Wolf
State:
Montana
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Free speech is the cornerstone of our representative republic. The creation of a journalism division of AmeriCorps and forcing taxpayers to pay the Obama Administration to train up the next generation of journalists goes against this basic principle. Journalism must remain independent of the government and, therefore, there should be no bailout fund to help pay the salary of every journalist. I should not be forced to fund the media!