5/06/2009

Nonprofit newspapers will surely be very aggressive going after news, right

I think that this tells us more about the political nature of the newspapers having trouble than anything else.

The U.S. government could provide tax breaks for newspapers or allow them to operate as nonprofits to help the struggling business survive, Sen. John Kerry said Wednesday.
Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Congress can help the industry hit by a collapse in advertising revenue, debt that is getting harder to repay and the drift of print subscribers to free online news websites.
Without newspapers, Kerry and other lawmakers said at a Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday, there will be too few journalists investigating governments, companies and individuals.
"I think there are definitely some things we can do to encourage, to help the situation without stepping over any line," Kerry told Reuters after holding a hearing on the future of journalism. . . . . .

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Blogger martywd said...

Without newspapers, Kerry and other lawmakers said at a Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday, there will be too few journalists investigating governments, companies and individuals..
More specifically,  '...there will be too few journalists investigating REPUBLICAN LED governments, REPUBLICAN LED companies and individuals (R-Wherever).'.
Fixed.   (Replace 'REPUBLICAN', or 'R', with whatever the Democrat's opposition happens to be, when needed.)

5/06/2009 11:50 PM  
Blogger John said...

The U.S. government could provide tax breaks for buggy-whip manufacturers or allow them to operate as nonprofits to help the struggling business survive, Sen. Elias Kerry said Wednesday.
Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Congress can help the industry hit by a collapse in sales, debt that is getting harder to repay and the drift of drivers and passengers to horseless carriages.
Without buggy-whip manufacturers, Kerry and other lawmakers said at a Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday, there will be too few buggies carrying government officials, company presidents and individuals.
"I think there are definitely some things we can do to encourage, to help the situation without stepping over any line," Kerry told Reuters after holding a hearing on the future of buggy-whips. . . . . .

5/07/2009 2:22 PM  

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