Then this propose ought to be right up your alley: subsidies for struggling newspapers.
To survive, journalism and journalists need to let go of their aversion to Uncle Sam. “The founders never held the view that if rich guys can’t make money off journalism, then we just won’t have journalism,” says Robert McChesney. “The nation was built on the idea that we have to put into place policies that guarantee journalism no matter what.” As Overholser puts it, “There are clearly roles that the government’s going to play, and I think we need to be smart about how we stand up to the ones we don’t want them to play and also how we can think creatively about constructive roles.”
Journalism can't survive without government supports? Please.
All I know is that if every other business and industry that struggles at some point should get public monies - I want to know when checks for beleagured Realtors are coming out!
Not really - but you get my point. Let the market allow businesses to create, survive and die. Yes; even newspapers. Just like the rest of us - those who can better see the future of the industry will improve and last. Those that cannot won't.
The way it ought to be.