From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Journalism is a profession that thrives in free societies, not in corridors of copy-righted facts. To support the growth and vibrance of journlistic reporting the FCC should roll back ownership rules on media. Media being centralized into one or two major corporations that control the news and reporting outlets is a constraint to freedom. Small and numerous papers and reporting outlets gives consumers a wide variety of views, many places to compare how facts are presented and clear examples of where facts are being hidden behind misleading broadcasts and slanted papers. The same logic applies to broadcast media. The competition of many broadcasters makes them all accountable to the public and liable to lose their standing if found to have mis-represented or slanted information. That's the reform we need, not added restraintes and limits.