Optimism, Pessimism or Skepticism? News Outlets Focus on the Right Thing in Russia-Ukraine Coverage.

From a story on poynter.org by Tom Jones headlined “Optimism, pessimism or skepticism? News outlets focus on the right thing in Russia-Ukraine coverage.”:

Here are a couple of headlines that could be found at the exact same time on Tuesday.

First, from The Washington Post: “Ukraine-Russia talks stir optimism.”

Then, from CNN: “Pentagon says don’t be fooled by Russia’s troop claim.”

So maybe there’s hope that we are moving closer to peace in Ukraine? But maybe not. The theme in Tuesday’s coverage was one that could either be described as cautious optimism or wait-and-see skepticism.