The state should help local journalism. But direct grants would create dependency on the state. There are better solutions.The billions of packages that are packed everywhere to alleviate the hardships of the corona crisis mean a redistribution from everyone to everyone. It has to be just. If individual sectors are to be supported, public money should not prolong the defilement of outdated structures or honor poor performance. In terms of quality media, the statistics of Germany show an international comparison of impressive diversity and stability in terms of "editorial units" and "full editorial teams". In terms of ownership structures, one could almost speak of a positive special case in Germany. A questionable oligarchy of the media is emerging in Russia and Eastern Europe, but also in Austria, Italy, France or the USA. Media are increasingly being determined by a small number of owners whose main economic interest is in department stores, armaments, the energy industry, the construction industry or car factories.