From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Print media (other than books) should be allowed to die a natural death if that is their destiny. Newspapers and magazines are intellectually stale, factually inaccurate,incredibly biased, polluted with ads, environmentally unfriendly, and - worst of all - controlled by too few people. And, under no circumstances WHATSOEVER should any individual or organization be permitted to copyright facts! How could anyone even consider this outrageous notion and abuse of power? Finally, American taxpayers are sick of being taxed to bail out failing big businesses; let the handful of media moguls bail out their own companies... they certainly have the money, while we certainly don't. Thank you for your consideration. PS Your commission obviously equates "journalism" with newspapers and magazines, a patently false assumption. Today, the real future of "journalism" is digital and it's past time for you and the newspaper business to accept this fact and adapt yourselves accordingly.