From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
To Whom It May Concern, As times have changed over the years businesses have had to change inorder to remain relevent. It is true that many people turn to the internet for information and this negatively impacts newspapers and the written word, but that's part of the nature of capitalism. The newspapers and other forms of media must adjust to make themselves relevent. I vehemently oppose any tax that would be used to establish a journalism division of the "Americorps" and/or pay the salaries of journalists. One of our fundamental beliefs in this country is that when someone provides a viable service people will purchase it and therefore tax payer money should not be used in the area of journalism. Freedom of speech is a fundamental right in the United States. Those who are communicating valuable information needn't worry, it's those who are biased, lack integrity and have lost their sense of objectivity who need to be concerned. Sincerely, L. Forsland