From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
If we have learned anything in the past 18 months it should be that "too big to fail" is not an option we should ever consider. Would the world be better off if we still had dinosaurs roaming the earth? Some things outlive their purpose, their usefulness, and if some of the print media succumb due to advancements in communication techniques, then they need to be allowed to become extinct. If they cannot survive because of lack of interest in their content, style, or type of delivery then their time has come and gone. The federal government should NOT spend one dime of taxpayer funds to prop up the print media industry. If newspapers, and magazines for that matter, go the way of Nash, Packard, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Mercury automobiles then it is either because they have not kept pace with American's news needs and they've been replaced by other modes or they have not exercised good business practices. Look around, how many industries have faltered or disappeared due to being overtaken by time and evolution? People are not receiving their news in the same manner their grandparents did and spending federal money will not change those habits.