From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
I understand that the FTC is considering governmental financial aid to news organizations that are struggling in today's economy. This is a huge "NO-NO" because that would make these news organizations the American equivalent of "Pravda" which means "truth" but wasn't. No news organization under government sponsorship (i.e., control) would ever be trusted again! Don't do it! Ever! If they fail, it's because the public is getting their news from other sources or simply because they don't like the paper. Either way, they deserve to "die" a peaceful death. Let them sink or swim on their own!