From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Personally I feel the FTC and all other government entities should stay out of the business of encouraging and/or promoting journalism. The FREE PRESS should remain free of ANY kind of government intervention. Those who understand history know that the Founders wanted a Free Press to keep an eye on the government. That isn't possible when government is involved in funding it. And what's with taxing the successful i.e. the internet to fund the unsuccessful i.e. newspapers. Let the market deal with it. Liberty is still important to some of us.