From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
This is one area that I don't believe the FTC should be concerned with. While certainly there are those journalism organizations that have fallen on 'hard times,' it should not be our goverment's concern. They are private entities that participate in a free market, therefore, they are responsible to carve out the best path to present and convey their information to the public. Markets change all the time due to innovation and competition. If certain journalism outlets have not kept pace with market conditions, then it is at their own peril. Intervening in an attempt to help save or help organizations 'survive' in a new media environment should be each journalism entities responsibility. Those who are fit enough to take on the challenge and restructure their operations will find a niche in the way information is now conveyed. The FTC should not be responsible to dictate or develop a plan for their survival. If you are providing a product that the public no longer desires, it's quite simply time to 're-tool' your operation to meet the changing media environment. Thank you for considering my comments.