From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
While many decry the current state of so called journalism in our country, your proposal to "reinvent" journalism smacks of the beginnings of state controlled media. Why do we need yet one more tax to help pay for something that should be able to pay for itself? Why do we need to relegate the training of future journalists to a quasi government agency? Is it to tie the hands of the Americorp "journalism corp" to the hand that feeds them? Journalism in its purest sense it to simply report what happened - not color one's favorite color and embellish the so called report with one's own policitcal bent. Leave it alone - let the market work out the kinks it has. Hands off - do not allow this proposal to become the way of the future