JOURNALISM'S GOLDEN AGE? The case for optimism on the news industry

NEW YORK:  "Ignore the doomsayers," advises a columnist for Slate, on reading the Pew Report on The State of the News Media 2013.  "The news-reading public has never had more and better information at its fingertips." 


More information?  OK, we'll grant you that.  But better?  The author sticks to his guns, arguing that "today's media ecology lets you add depth and context to the news" - a fact, he argues, that the Pew report effectively ignores.