I ran across a very interesting article on this possibility a few days ago. The author, John-Henry Doucette, formerly worked at The Virginian-Pilot and provides an argument that it is time for publicly funded
newspapers journalism. He concludes:
If we don’t consider various ways to protect public-interest news gathering in the U.S., including public subsidies, our “news” will be increasingly limited to the information that governments and corporations choose to release through armies of flaks. In time, our community and our nation will suffer the consequences.
So, dear readers, do you think we should have publicly funded journalism? If so, why? Of not, why not?