The Colorado Sun: Sometimes a poorly conceived response to a problem is worse than no response at all. Witness the Colorado Media Project’s proposed solution to the sad decline of local news gathering in this state.
The media project, a group of concerned citizens, civic leaders and former journalists, wants government to step up and funnel tax dollars into worthy journalistic enterprises.
And they’ve released a 29-page report that makes a mostly thoughtful case for their cause. But count me as unpersuaded.
The problem is real enough, as I know too well.
I worked 40 years as a full-time journalist and in the final stretch watched as the staff around me disappeared one by one to downsizing.
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