The idea of public funding for the press stirs deep unease in American culture. To many it seems inconsistent with our strong commitment, embodied in the First Amendment, to having a free press capable of speaking truth to power and to all of us. This press is a kind of public trust, a fourth branch of government. Can it be trusted when the state helps pay for it?
No, journalism does not need government help. And we’re not willing to pay for it.
WordPress is free. So are other blogging platforms. Go use them, write interesting and insightful content, you will bring in business.
When companies like the New York Times spend hundreds of millions of dollars to build new HQ buildings in New York City, find themselves unable to pay for the building a few years later, and then wonder what happened to their business model – there are bigger issues at stake here than just government funding.