Ezra Klein’s new website Vox promises will ‘fix the news’

Ezra Klein’s new website Vox promises will ‘fix the news’

[Ed. – No question it’s broken, but is Klein really the one to fix it?]

In December it was reported that Ezra Klein was leaving the Washington Post because of a dispute over the funding of a new web project that Klein wanted the paper to sponsor. Now Klein and his cadre of bloggers have announced some details of that new project, saying that their site will report the news while adding the “crucial context” that will help readers understand it.

On January 2 it was made clear that Klein was out at the Washington Post, and by January 26, Klein took to the website TheVerge.com to announce his new site. It is to be called Vox.

Saying he intends to “fix the news” with Vox, Klein bemoaned the failure of the Internet to make the news better at delivering the “crucial context” people need.

“Today, we are better than ever at telling people what’s happening,” Klein wrote, “but not nearly good enough at giving them the crucial contextual information necessary to understand what’s happened. We treat the emphasis on the newness of information as an important virtue rather than a painful compromise.”

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