Why this is science writing's golden age

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Journalism is in decline and science journalism peaked 30 years, or so everyone says. Except Tom Levenson, who writes that web-based publications like the Atavist, Matter, and Aeon are delivering quality work: "There has been a collapse of venues (and employment) for science writers schooled, as I was, in the pre-digital journalism world [but] the reality is that right now is the best time I recall for readers of science writing." Follow-up.