This post is now out of date: I just posted my response to this report: American media need innovation, not subsidy.
I will be blogging later today on a report released by Columbia University titled The Reconstruction of American Journalism.
From a summary in the Washington Post by the report’s authors, former Washington Post Executive Editor Len Downie and Columbia Professor Michael Schudson, the report seems to focus on steps the government can take to prop up traditional news reporting models.
David Carr of the New York Times seems to indicate the same thing in his column on the same report.
I have serious doubts about the approach as summarized. But I won’t comment further until later (it’s printing out now and I will read it right away). Jeff Jarvis shares my doubts. I’d like to hear what you think.