From Business Insider
CNN host Brian Stelter was kind enough to have me on his show, “Reliable Sources,” over the weekend. In response to one question, I said that journalism has entered a “golden age.”
Judging from the Twitter reaction, many of Brian’s viewers agreed.
One viewer, however, a former print journalist, called this assertion “absurd.”
It’s true that “golden age for journalism” is not usually the first thing that you hear when you go to conferences and listen to panels of middle-aged newspaper people talk about the state of the newspaper business.
But I wasn’t talking about the newspaper business.
I was talking about journalism.
And what I was suggesting is that — far from the picture of unremitting gloom occasionally painted by newspaper folks — journalism is now in better shape than it has ever been.