From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? Answer: the same way makers of the horse and buggy survived the invention of the automobile. They need to re-invent themselves to keep up with the times and not try to force an old work model on people. The people will decide what they want to read, view, listen to, and if the "journalists" of today want to compete, they need to be what journalists are supposed to be---fact finders, truth tellers, tireless researchers--not opinion givers or voice boxes for any political party. If they hadn't stopped doing their job years ago as the people's watchdog, they'd be doing okay now. We don't need or want any government intervention in "saving" journalism, as journalists were meant to be separate from the state so that they could accurately report on what the state is doing. Taxpayers should absolutely NEVER be paying for the salaries of Journalists in any way, because they will always be indebted to Big Daddy government for their daily bread. This was meant to be a Constitutional Republic, not a rougue democracy, totalitarian regime or dictatorship. Those are what come from a media in bed with the government.