Francis Wilkinson: Today’s political coverage is much better than 10 or 20 years ago

Francis Wilkinson: Today's political coverage is is much better than 10 or 20 years ago

"For those seeking respect and career advancement, fear of public rebuke is a real disincentive for shoddy work. Thanks to the Web, such exposure is much more common today than in the past.

"Today, a stellar cast of bloggers is not only keeping the mainstream honest, its members are sometimes setting the pace."

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of Poynter.org until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.

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