The glory days of American journalism

by Curtis Lee Fulton

Alan D. Mutter takes on Matthew Yglesias’ claim that American journalism is in the midsts of its “glory days”:

With newspapers, news magazines and many broadcasters relentlessly retrenching as audiences and advertising shrivel, the once-primary producers of news are cutting back on the journalists who used to unearth untold stories in City Halls, Statehouses and foreign lands. How much malfeasance, how much misery, how much abuse, how many scandals and how many other compelling matters of public interest are we missing?