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Poll: No Support For FTC Proposals To Help News Organizations (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Paid Content ^ | June 9, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 06/13/2010 1:45:12 PM PDT by abb

There’s basically zero popular support for several already unlikely initiatives the FTC is looking into in order to support the “reinvention of journalism.” Rasmussen Reports polled 1,000 people on whether they would support proposals—like a tax on consumer electronics to help news organizations or a taxpayer-funded program to support young journalists through AmeriCorps—and the answer was a decisive no. A monthly tax on cell phone bills? 90 percent no! A tax on consumer electronic devices? 84 percent no! The young reporter program? 70 percent no! A White House commission to help save journalism jobs? 55 percent no! (Via MediaPost)

Most respondents seemed to think that news organizations would be fine without government help, with 58 percent saying they were “confident that online and other news sources will make up the difference if many newspapers go out business.”

Other proposals in the FTC report include additional IP rights to support claims against aggregators, antitrust exemptions so that new organizations can jointly put up paywalls and a national fund for local news. Rasmussen didn’t ask about those. The proposals will be talked about at a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club next week.


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The latest on the "government news" push.
1 posted on 06/13/2010 1:45:13 PM PDT by abb
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ping


2 posted on 06/13/2010 1:45:55 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

No support? That means it’ll happen.


3 posted on 06/13/2010 1:47:35 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: abb

Seeing that the Current “Old School” Media cannot do their jobs PROPERLY, they deserve only one thing .. a small spot in the HISTORY BOOKS!


4 posted on 06/13/2010 1:47:38 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: abb

Who needs popular support?

Executive order and it’s done. Welcome to Pravda.


5 posted on 06/13/2010 1:48:14 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: abb

The old Media is dying because it’s replacement already exists, and it cant compete.

Look at Free Republic today. The bulk of posted articles come from sites that never were televised or printed on paper.

Now go back just two years and look.

Free Republic is a snapshot of the general public in this regard.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 1:49:46 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: TigerClaws

They will do it. They prop up everything else.


7 posted on 06/13/2010 1:50:40 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: abb
Other proposals in the FTC report include additional IP rights to support claims against aggregators, antitrust exemptions so that new organizations can jointly put up paywalls and a national fund for local news. Rasmussen didn’t ask about those. The proposals will be talked about at a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club next week.

Clueless buggy whip manufactures demanding they be able to suck at the government teat.

8 posted on 06/13/2010 1:51:10 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: abb

Help “news” organizations or Obama ass-kisser propaganda organizations like Al reuters and AP?


9 posted on 06/13/2010 1:51:57 PM PDT by max americana
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To: abb

http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=123&aid=185120
FTC Future-of-Journalism Inquiry Wraps Up With Little Momentum for Major Intervention

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2010/06/what-skills-will-future-journalists-need160.html
What Skills Will Future Journalists Need?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/11/AR2010061103447.html
Observer newspaper of Northern Virginia shuts down

http://mediamatters.org/strupp/201006110013
Alumnus Joe Klein Hits Newsweek Reporting Cutbacks, Design

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/media/guccione-yet-another-suitor-for-newsweek-to-cross-off-the-lis/19511755/?icid=sphere_copyright&icid=sphere_copyright
Yet Another Potential Suitor for ‘Newsweek’ to Cross Off the List

http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-ruddy-newsweek-2010-6
Newsmax Boss Chris Ruddy Says He’d Make Newsweek Profitable In 18 Months, Bring Back Michael Isikoff

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/10/AR2010061004710.html
Ex-GM chief G. Richard Wagoner Jr. to join Post Co. board

http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=45&aid=185048
Newsday publisher says he’ll declare an impasse on July 5

http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2010/06/10/morning-news-employees-get-raises-though-pay-cuts-permanent/
Morning News Employees Get Bonuses, Though Pay Cuts Permanent

http://www.economist.com/node/16321506?story_id=16321506&fsrc=nlw|hig|06-10-2010|editors_highlights
Not dead yet

http://www.johntemple.net/2010/06/little-advertising-in-new-star.html
Little advertising in new Star-Advertiser

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/10/AR2010061000924.html
Linda Douglass, former Obama aide, rejoins mainstream media

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/washington-post-reporter-abruptly-cancels-book-party-appearance/
Washington Post Reporter Cancels Book Party Appearance


10 posted on 06/13/2010 1:56:47 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/jun/10/trinity-mirror-job-losses
Mirror national titles to lose 200 jobs as papers move towards digital future

http://www.bigislandweekly.com/articles/2010/06/09/read/comment/comment01.txt
Journalism: The worst of times

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/jun/10/newspapers-ireland
Three Irish weeklies closed down

http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=4877
Capital Flight

http://www.layoffwatch.com/2010/06/pioneer-press-trims-editorial-department/
Pioneer Press Trims Editorial Department

http://dailylobo.com/index.php/article/2010/06/paperless_news_just_doesnt_cut_it#comment11031
Paperless news just doesn’t cut it

http://marcreeves.blogspot.com/2010/06/speaking-truth-to-power-my-speech-to.html
Speaking truth to power: my speech to the CBI

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20100606/NEWS01/6060395/Advertiser+writes+final+chapter+in+154-year+story
Advertiser writes final chapter in 154-year story

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/le-monde-seeks-a-financial-savior/?src=busln
Le Monde Seeks a Financial Savior

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/this_just_in/article_19fe4fb8-6aa8-11df-824f-001cc4c002e0.html
More Staff Cuts Loom at Union-Tribune


11 posted on 06/13/2010 2:05:14 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

The so-called “journalism” schools need to stop pumping out communist propagandists and start graduating only honest journalists. I know that would be a tough thing for them to do but if the “media” wants to survive, it is what they have to do.


12 posted on 06/13/2010 2:06:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Bush made me do it!" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: abb

Good collection of references.


13 posted on 06/13/2010 2:07:42 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: abb
Americans are figuring out that the so-called 'mainstream media' lies to them, almost non-stop. The left-wing bias has become obvious and the lack of objectivity is off-putting to most, even if you're not a conservative. The internet, cable TV and constantly advancing technology have made the daily newspaper, broadcast network evening news shows and news magazines passé.

the concept of American's tax money being given to failing, left-wing media outlets - no matter the clever name for it - is clearly and rightly anathema to a majority of Americans. The idea is absurd and I think that most Americans realize that a 'media' subsidized by government is simply a government propaganda tool.

O.K.,they're all that, now, but we don't have to pay for their biased stories and left-wing editorials.

14 posted on 06/13/2010 2:18:53 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: abb

http://www.wordyard.com/
Memo to Steve: We already are a nation of bloggers

http://timwindsor.com/
Local TV news: Waiting for the other shoe to drop

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=130001
Ladies First: Vevo Passes Hulu In Audience, Is Drawing Top-Tier Advertisers

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=130014
Yahoo Study: Internet Can Drive Word Of Mouth Even Better Than Television

http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/06/10/google-tv-matters-more-than-you-think-forrester-contends/
Google TV Matters More Than You Think, Forrester Contends

http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2010/06/08/survey-suggests-majority-oppose-taxes-to-save-journalism
Survey Suggests Majority Oppose Taxes to Save Journalism

http://www.observer.com/2010/media/end-libel
The End of Libel?

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/453633-FCC_to_Exempt_Blog_Comments_from_Title_II_Proceedings.php
FCC to Exempt Blog Comments from Title II Proceedings
Comments on broadband reclassification plan submitted between June 10 - 17 fall into seven-day sunshine period

http://adage.com/digital/article?article_id=144385
TV Still Owns Watercooler, but Shares It With the Web


15 posted on 06/13/2010 2:28:16 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

What is it Rush calls the LSM? The Government approved media?


16 posted on 06/13/2010 2:35:01 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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So? America didn’t support HUSSEINCARE either, but that jerkwad from Kenya/Hawaii/Indonesia/Kansas/Illinois and his fruitcake friend from Michigan...what was her name...Beatrice Stupak? They didn’t give a damn.

Now we have to fight Husseincare in the courts.

So the lack of support in a poll means DICK to the Communists in the White House.


17 posted on 06/13/2010 2:44:10 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

State Run Media


18 posted on 06/13/2010 3:13:33 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Jim Scott
Americans are figuring out that the so-called 'mainstream media' lies to them, almost non-stop. The left-wing bias has become obvious and the lack of objectivity is off-putting to most,

Yeah that is why Obama wasn't elected in 2008
19 posted on 06/13/2010 4:16:58 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

And LSM is LAME Stream Media..


20 posted on 06/13/2010 4:21:55 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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