From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-05273

Submission Number:
544505-05273
Commenter:
Stefan Varner
State:
California
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?

Thank you so much for taking this issue into consideration. As a news watcher, it seems to me that the largest amount of bias resides not within journalism itself, but in how the journalism is presented. Seamless transitioning between reporting and commentary can often create the illusion that both are one and the same. I find it necessary that the two remain at arms length in order to keep journalism free from bias. I suggest that there be instated a set of stricter regulations that one must follow in order to call one's work "News" or "Journalism". For instance, a channel that has "News" in its title must have atleast 70% of its airtime devoted to showing the news following journalistic standards. If a channel cannot fulfill this requirement it must drop "news" from it's title. Also, I suggest the same thing be done with Programs that have contain "News" in it's title. Thank you for your time, I hope these suggestions may benefit you all in some small way. -S.K.V