From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Any government intervention in favor of one format and one manner of content discovery and delivery is necessarily an abridgement of other formats and manners of content discovery and delivery. Government not only shouldn't be involved, it is expressly prohibited from being involved in such abridgement of speech. The arguments concerning the old established and newly emerging models of journalism are akin to those offered after the invention of the printing press so long ago--it will lead to different participants (newspapers may die), different information (quality?), and different (lack of?) controls over the process. In an era when government is working to enhance progress in electric cars, solar energy, wind power, et. al., it is embarrassing to see this effort at impeding progress in content discovery and delivery.