From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-01996

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Nicholas Scheel
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From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
News organizations that do not report the news that people are hearing in other mediums will find themselves being driven into obscurity. Pompous media executives and personalities with their lavish salaries that bury and skew stories to advance their political agendas should fail and be driven out of business when their audience becomes aware of their schemes. Organizations that actually report the news in an unbiased manner will find themselves flourishing in any market. Also, as for the idea that Media outlets are loosing money on their news programing: These Media companies have other entertainment programs that are not News, and they will continue to sell commercial time; however, if their News shows cannot sell commercial slots it is because their viewership is down, and no one is buying what their selling. We are moving into a different time, and News organizations might actually have to work and think outside the box in order to survive. Let us not bail anybody else out, no one is too big to fail, if you make bad decisions you deserve to fail, and that is the only way that people and organizations learn what not to do. If every time a business makes a mistake, they are propped-up with someone else's money, what is their motivation to correct their mistake. Companies will just learn that even if they make mistakes, they will still be rewarded. Let them fail if they do not innovate and perform. Journalism is a joke in this country, very few "journalists" are actually doing their jobs by reporting the news without bias. Too many of these "journalists" are only out to progress their political ideologies. People are aware of what is going on, and they will not stand for it any more. People will not stand for this Government attempting to take over the Media.