By Patrick Appel
Mark Pinsky wants one:
This time, the [Federal Writers Project] could begin by documenting the ground-level impact of the Great Recession; chronicling the transition to a green economy; or capturing the experiences of the thousands of immigrants who are changing the American complexion. Like the original FWP, the new version would focus in particular on those segments of society largely ignored by commercial and even public media.
It doesn't sound like a good idea for the government to decide what journalists should cover.