I've been following the iOS ad blocking debate and have come to this uninteresting conclusion: Everyone is right. News organizations' sites suck when they load over 10MB of cruft to display 10KB of article text. Blocking ads reduces revenue and will lead to an ad-blocker-blocker and ad-blocker-blocker-blocker arms race (which has already started). And we still don't have micropayments.
This seems to be a reasonable balance between giving our users what they want and supporting good journalism. Directing our users to excellent news articles has been one of our goals in creating Recent News; we're the first news app (that I'm aware of, at least) to use article quality as an input to our recommendation engine.