For politer prognostication, we direct you to a “new media” article in this week’s Economist which — bullish-but-not-bawdy — urges readers not to be “too afraid of the coming age of mass participation” because “to regret the glorious fecundity of new media is to choose the hushed reverence of the cathedral over the din of the bazaar.”

UPDATE: This post has been updated to correct the name of the US News reporter.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.