You know, it used to be that when an industry went into financial hardship, it understood that the product or service it was providing wasn't of the same quality (or necessity) as it once was, and it either adapted its business practices to face the new reality, or it folded, made obsolete in an altered reality.
The Columbia University Journalism School, whom is hardly an innocent bystander in this industry's devolution, has decided that these old rules shouldn't apply, and has moved on to the most logical next step:—Public-funded media. And the Washington (com)Post, a paper which is actively campaigning for Democratic candidates at the moment, couldn't be happy enough with the idea.
Just imagine—Instead of a world in which subscribers pay money to receive "the news," and theoretically have a say in the type of news they receive—their revenue is in reality generally ignored by the left-leaning newsrooms, of course—we can have a beautiful new world, financed and funded by the likes of the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Ford Foundation, and the Tides Center.
What could possibly go wrong in a world where only hard-hard-ultra-mega-leftist groups have the checkbooks, anyway?
Of course, when you consider that the commercial aspect of news organizations today has no effect on how leftist they are, maybe the world under a socialist non-profit media won't be all that different.
I am planning to continue ignoring what all of these Democratic hack propagandists say either way, so I can't say that I'm really going to notice that much of a difference.