From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Your proposed rulemaking to fund government sponsored "journalism" is an affront to the FUNDAMENTAL idea of a free press, an idea cherished from the founding of our CONSTITUTIONAL republic AND EXPRESSED DIRECTLY IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S CONSTITUTION. WHAT DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT "FREE"? The proposed move is little more than the creation of a propaganda machine to mouth the government "line" to the public. I am TOTALLY OPPOSED to these proposals, whether in creating a new journalism division for Americorp or subsidizing your favorite journalism school/students.