The title comes from a speech Digital First Media CEO John Paton delivered last week to the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
Digital First is now the second-largest newspaper company in the country, with 75 newspapers, including The Evening Sun. I had a chance to meet Paton last week, and I feel a lot better about the future of our industry than I did just a year ago.
Here’s a look at Paton’s speech, the best summation of his vision for our future that I’ve read so far. It’s long, by blog standards. But no one ever said journalism could be reduced to 140 characters. Certainly not John Paton. That’s just one of the myths that scares some folks about a digital approach. But read the man’s words right here and decide for yourself if the future of newspapers is in good hands.