From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The government should remain clear of any attempt to subsidize journalism or any training of journalists. It is completely absurd to think there can be a free and objective press if it is trained and subsidized by the government. It would merely become a propaganda arm. Keep away from any attempt to "help" journalism. It's best hope is to remain independent and objective. Only then will it have any credibilty as a profession, and only when independent will it serve it's proper role.