From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
On the subject "Reinvention of Journalism" and the actions and new taxes proposed by the FTC: This is a new low in Orwellian government-speak. As a former newspaper employee, I have a certain fondness for the "old media", but my affinity for the medium of print news does not translate into sympathy for it's bad business models or it's pervasive skewing of the news. It certainly does not translate to yet another bailout that will incur even more taxes, AmeriCorps "training" of journalists and direct taxpayer subsidies to journalists. One of the reasons our republic has lasted this long is the nature of the relationship between the Fifth Estate and government. Changing this relationship can only damage our country, and the right of citizens to the free flow of information.