Senator John Kerry, chairman of the communications subcommittee, will hold a hearing on the future of journalism May 6th at 2:30 p.m. There’s no news on who witnesses will be for the hearing, but Kerry has made it clear that the talks will center around newspapers.
“The history of our Republic is inextricably linked to the narrative of our free and independent press,” he said in announcing the hearing. “Yet today, America’s newspapers are struggling just to stay afloat. I called this hearing to directly address a problem that for too long has had us turning the other way. Whatever the model for the future, we must do all we can to ensure a diverse and independent news media endures.”