From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Like so many other programs in Washington these days the FTC is proposing to inject itself in a manner which is antithetical to American principles and experience. It has no business meddling in journalism either financially or in a regulatory manner. If certain media have problems maintaining a presence in the country it is their responsibility to determine why and take the necessary steps to correct it if they can. New media is replacing old because it is more responsive to the public's needs and interests. The government should not be influencing the news or how it is delivered; creating a U.S. equivalent of Pravda is not in anyone's interest. Journalism, like any other business, must adapt and evolve to survive and should be on its own to do so.