This afternoon, The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcomittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet holds its hearing on The Future of Journalism. Invited panelists include David Simon, Steve Coll, Arianna Huffington, Google VP Marissa Mayer. Jay Rosen, not on the panel, Twitters his unsolicited input:

My testimony would have been: No government funding for news; culture war yahoos in Congress will just Mapplethorpe it

UPDATE: Google has posted Mayer’s testimony on its Public Policy Blog.

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.