Carroll: A local media dependent on taxes will be too tame at crunch time

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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