Why there’s reason to be optimistic about journalism’s future

????????????????In recent years, there have been countless stories about layoffs and budget cuts at news organizations, making it seem like the future of journalism is bleak. As 2013 drew to a close, though, I was struck by how many articles painted a more optimistic picture of journalism’s future.

Caroline Little, CEO CEO of the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), says despite what cynics say, the future of newspapers is bright. In an article published Friday, she shared some NAA research.