From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
If Newspapers, TV News and Radio News Programs wish to remain relevant, they need to become more timely and utilize the internet, twitter, etc. and not cry out that they need a bail-out or government intervention. The major Newspapers, TV News and Radio News Programs need to eliminate their bias and stop cheerleading for specific political parties, candidates and issues. Doing so is all well and good if it is done as Editorial and labeled as such. However, when these News Groups try to pass slanted news off as un-biased reporting, then the public turns to other news sources. Newspapers are failing and Network News is floundering, because the majority of the news minded public has already turned away from the major Newspapers, TV News and Radio News Programs...in short, the news they report is already "Old" and it is definitely "Biased." The solution is not to re-invent journalism. The solution is simply for Newspapers and Network News to go back to their un-biased roots and offer "up to the minute" news on their web sites and vehicles like twitter. That is what the public wants and that is what the public demands. Government should not be in the business of propping up failing Newspapers and declining TV News and Radio News Networks, wasting tax dollars and eroding public trust.