Government Intervention to Save Journalism

Friday, July 16, 2010

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Since last December, the FTC has been hosting workshops to discuss the future of journalism in the internet age. But according to buzzmachine.com blogger Jeff Jarvis, the FTC's released draft of proposals heavily favors outmoded journalism models and hinders technological innovations that could revolutionize the industry.

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Comments [4]

JKH from the bluffs of Iowa

Worthy points. As long as the line is not crossed into plagarism and thievery. Investigative work--its source, its yeomen, its risk takers, for example, deserves attribution. Otherwise it will evaporate. The purveyors of good journalism (and bad) must be noted--and accountable.

Jul. 19 2010 01:46 PM
Micah from NYC

proprietary facts, lol. if you're allowed to own facts, the tea party would be paying large sums of money to fox news---because they're tools.

Jul. 18 2010 11:09 AM
Potomacker from Nanjing, PRC

The ruling class and the PTB already have the exact kind of journalism that they want, one that happily reports whenever the circus is in town and where the people can find the bread.

Jul. 17 2010 04:12 AM
paul from panama city beach, fl

Amen Mr. Jarvis, Amen! The last thing the government should be doing is controlling what we can and can't say.

The problem is that too many people, left and right, are willing, anxious even, to shred whatever rights are necessary in order to have their viewpoints codified and enforced.

Jul. 17 2010 03:24 AM

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