Obama Expresses Concern About the Non-objective Direction of Journalism

The potential problem, of course, with "bills that would help newspapers" is that it creates the appearance, if not the reality, of government-owned media.

Obama’s "happy to look at" bills that would help newspapersToledo Blade
The president told Dave Murray that "I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding." He added: "What I hope is that people start understanding if you’re getting your newspaper over the Internet, that’s not free and there’s got to be a way to find a business model that supports that."
[Poynter Romenesko]