Loved this tweet from Business Week’s Doug MacMillan to his boss, John Byrne: “@JOHNABYRNE thanks for pointing me to @digidave (David Cohn). Doing that story made me more optimistic about our industry”

That story is this one about public support of journalism playing a role in the future. I spoke with MacMillan and emphasized that public support won’t be the sole or even major model for the future, but it will be one of the slices that adds up to a new pie.

There’s also cause for optimism in seeing innovators working in news – among them David Cohn, Len Witt – and in seeing the desire among some in the public to help make journalism happen.