Government will spend over $1B in 2009 to support news publishers

Online Journalism Review
That support comes in the way of tax breaks, postal subsidies and the printing of public notices. Geoffrey Cowan and David Westphal point out that "there's never been a time in U.S. history when government dollars weren't propping up the news business."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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