Fishbowl NY: Americans reject taxpayer-funded journalism idea

A survey conducted by Ramussen Reports suggests that 84 per cent of Americans oppose a Federal Trade Commission proposal to prop up the ailing newspaper industry with a three per cent tax on mobile phone bills.

Those surveyed also quite roundly rejected the idea of a taxpayer-funded scheme for young journalists:

Seventy-one percent oppose the creation of a taxpayer-funded program that would hire and pay young reporters to work for newspapers around the country. Fourteen percent support such a program, while 15 per cent are undecided.

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