Skip to comments.The U.S. must have a State Run Media: For the Greater Good!
Posted on 08/05/2011 9:23:43 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
Lee Bollinger is an attorney turned academic. Past president of the University of Michigan, Bollinger now holds that position at Columbia University, home of the famed Columbia School of Journalism.
Bollinger believes that coming J school graduates will provide a more valuable service if the American media becomes the de facto property of the federal government.
I propose an American World Service , writes Bollinger. A media institution with sufficient funding to bring the highest quality American journalism to the global forum. And that sufficient funding will be provided by the federal government. From taxpayers.
Why is government funding necessary? Because the proliferation of communications outlets has fractured the base of advertising and readers. And as a result, newsrooms have shrunk and foreign bureaus have been decimated, says Bollinger.
It seems that while free enterprise and the internet have expanded the field of news providers, they have also upset the once virtually monopolistic status of the giants, robbing them of advertising dollars and audiences.
In short, choice and diversity, those prized catchwords of the Left become dangers when beneficiaries like FOX lead in market share.
(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...
tells me that in all of their beltway cocktail parties the MSM elite are buzzing about how they’ll all be delivering pizzas in a few years if current trends continue
Oh, perfect...Time to pack up and move to New Zealand.
They want this so they can get a government check. They’d all love to work for NPR.
Emboldened little Commies aren’t they? They have the nerve to call us Fascists!
Who would hire those worthless parasites to deliver pizza?
I thought we already had a state-run media....
Just another sign of the intellectual disintegration of libtards
I’m pretty sure that George Orwell intended his writings to be cautionary tales. But these delusionaries think he was producing “how-to” books.
We should think about American journalism as a mixed system, where the mission is to get the balance right.I was so born too soon.
To me a key priority is to strengthen our public broadcasting role in the global arena. In today's rapidly globalizing and interconnected world, other countries are developing a strong media presence. In addition to the BBC, there is China's CCTV and Xinhua news, as well as Qatar's Al Jazeera. The U.S. government's international broadcasters, like Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, were developed during the Cold War as tools of our anticommunist foreign policy. In a sign of how anachronistic our system is in a digital age, these broadcasters are legally forbidden from airing within the U.S.
This system needs to be revised and its resources consolidated and augmented with those of NPR and PBS to create an American World Service that can compete with the BBC and other global broadcasters. The goal would be an American broadcasting system with full journalistic independence that can provide the news we need. Let's demonstrate great journalism's essential role in a free and dynamic society.
This guy has never heard of "Voice of America"?
The model he would like is "Radio Moscow".
Or Radio Tirana. (us old shortwave geeks will remember that one)
Who would hire those worthless parasites to deliver pizza?
And I wouldn’t throw water on them if they were on fire.
Probably 95% of our media is ALREADY “state run.” Blasted commies.
One supposes further that he proposes that this American World Service go by a shorter, more 'catchier' name, something, like, perhaps, "TRUTH"?
For those who might not get it, the Russian word for truth is... "Pravda"...
Not all kooks push shopping carts and hang around street corners.
He's heard of them. He's just unhappy that they can't be used for internal propaganda.
The U.S. government's international broadcasters, like Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, were developed during the Cold War as tools of our anticommunist foreign policy. In a sign of how anachronistic our system is in a digital age, these broadcasters are legally forbidden from airing within the U.S.I have a feeling that this guy would be crapping bricks if President Bush had put VP Cheney in charge of his new American World Service.
Vivian Schiller wanted to do this type of thing and bring in all American Journalism into the PBS family.
Shows just how rough J-school graduates have it. Not a degree you want to have on your resume.
After relaxing at night with some of my favorite Trek episodes, I often indulge in a bit of fantasizing: "transporter room, beam that worthless piece of anti-American gristle to North Korea, ENERGIZE!"
I used to love listening to Radio Tirana and the old Radio Moscow broadcasts, too. My dad and I would huddle around his Hallicrafters SW radio and just burst out laughing at the absurdity of the Communist distortions of world events, as well as the predictable “record” grain harvests and triumphant manufacturing reports. Today of course, we have MSNBC.
we have that now, CNN, MSNBC, FNC, CBS all state run.
All newspapers sift through the NYC priority grinder.
If anything we need LESS media centralizing.
who needs the school of journalism?
ANYBODY can be a journalist! ANYBODY!
just say it and you are it. We are ALL journalists.
A degree in journalism is just code for unemployed.
this “please save my job” idiot is coppying the leftist BBC. (they were thrown off a battleship, unfortunatly not literally, due to their anti military bias)
His students have no jobs, no chance at jobs.
if his school is useless for employement then there is no reason for the school to exist.
I don’t recall listening during that period, but I’m sure it was a hoot - “Love Letters to Chairman Mao”. Kinda like NPR, I’d imagine.
I found a fascinating interview here with Joe Adamov, who was the host of Moscow Mailbag on Radio Moscow.
But fret not, there’s still Radio Pyongyang.
"There is no Izvestiya in Pravda, and there is no Pravda in Izvestiya."
I thought we had a media-run state, but its hard to tell the difference.
This might have a lot to do with the media’s murderous hysteria over the Tea Party taking power in the House.
They were making noises about Obammy bailing them all out when he first came into office. John McMedia wouldn’t mind.
As Dick Engberg would say, “Oh my!!”
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Great minds do think alike.
That really is fascinating - thank you for sharing it.
Thinking they’d be in Commie paradise after arriving in North Korea, they soon realize they are no more than livestock feed and fertilizer for real Commie elite.