posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 09:40 PM
I saw this posted on Yahoo's main page and the link asked, "does society truly need a professional media?". As I read the article, which I provided
the link below, it did hit on points I agree with, about bias in journalism, and that newspapers are becoming a thing of the past and I'm sure
they'll become extinct in the near future. But have we taken our free speech for granted so much that we may have to pay to see it online someday?
This alarms me just a little because if the only source of the news becomes the internet and you have to pay for every article you'd want to read,
then how can someone who can't afford this get any kind of news.
I don't really believe the main stream media much anyway, and I haven't bought a paper in a long time but if our news gets confined to just the
internet for the regular news, will we have to pay for our alternative news as well? Of course the news will still always be on tv, but if they are
controlling our media enough, the news you see on tv could just mention a story but if want any kind of details, suscribe online to get it. This is
all probably no big deal, but I also know how something like this can be abused. I'm mainly just wondering what everyone's opinions were on this.
[edit on 25-2-2009 by itinerantseeker]