From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Two main words - "STAY OUT" of the press. The press should remain FREE and not have any government ties. People decide if they are getting news or propaganda. Sorry to say there is a lot of propaganda out there now and news sources that supply it are suffering. If they changed, they would get more business - absolutely NO Government BAILOUT or subsidies with our tax money. Please check the country's debt - unsustainable at the present time. As to providing a journalism division of AmeriCorps - this will not work. This will be Pravda, no question about it. I don't know whom you think will read articles written by AmeriCorp workers, but American's will not. AmeriCorp will not turn around the journalism market. Truth is the only remedy. Let the Free Market work!