In fairness, I do agree with you that it is very different and since different news sources exist, it should be easier to see what the views of the day were, but other things still apply. For example while quotes may be accurate, they can quote or not quote who they like. With or current level of perspective we can fairly easily pick this out, but the entire point of news media has become to present views in a certain light and without the perspective of the times it may be very hard to sort out these biases and pull the gems from the noise.
In the past we had a few pieces of information regardless of quality. In the future they will have overwhelming amounts of information of mixed quality and bias to the point that practically sorting out the truth may be difficult.
It will be interesting to see what happens though, even if none of us are here to see it.