From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
A free press is necessary to keep our government in check. To me a free press is one that evolves without government agency influences. Free press can become stifled news if any administration has any amount of control through tax policy or Americore Cadet placement or any other vehicle they can use to favor their own policies. To tell you the truth I wonder what is really at the bottom of these meetings. Who are these people who are questioning how journalism can survive? Are these "people" news organizations who are struggling because the way people want to get their news is not favoring their business model? Is it an administration that thinks it's getting "bad press" Where this seem to be going reeks of some kind of "bail out" of favored news organizations. Seems to me there is more journalism out there than ever before. Without government interference the market place and new technology would (and should) determine the future of journalism and the "good gut" of the American people will interpret what they hear and read and choose where to get it! Respectfully Submitted 06.07.10