22 November 2009

I Agree with the Dead-Tree Media Guy

Mike Sweeney lays it down:
(Minnesota Public Radio) has successfully lobbied state government for years to secure millions in subsidies to help finance its nonprofit business expansions, most recently obtaining $2.65 million in Legacy Amendment funds over a two-year period. Apparently MPR will use some of those taxpayer funds to compete with private media companies. In a time of such scarce government resources, should public money be allocated to a healthy nonprofit so that it can compete more aggressively with private, for-profit businesses?
Weather I care for his paper's product or not, I'm very happy to see him standing up for his side.

1 comment:

dmarks said...

The government should completely zero out funding to TV and radio stations. Immediately.

The last thing we need is wasting money on official government media.