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." 

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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.  

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