From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
There should NEVER be a financial connection between the press/media and the government. Once that is the case, then the press will by default work in the interest of government and the government will have control of what the media reports. OBVIOUSLY this is completely contradictory to our American values. The press plays a vital role in limiting government by making their actions visible to the people.