Should Newspapers Get a Federal Bailout?
Arkansas News’ John Brummett asserts in a May 9, 2009, post about a recent senate hearing on newspapers : It’s so bad for newspapers that U.S. Sen. John Kerry assembled senators last week to hold a hearing on the problem.” See “Now politicians are circling newspapers.”
“That’s probably why real working reporters didn’t show up to testify. You don’t go cry on the shoulder of the comfortable ones you’re supposed to afflict.”
What’s a real working reporter these days? Those with a job? Journalists who don’t blog? Does anyone have answers to these questions?