That line really resonated with me, and not just because it was the closing comment. You see, for the last few years the PR industry has been bombarded with blog posts and happy hour conversations about how journalism is dead: “Newspapers are dying; the old media guard missed the boat on digital; no one wants to pay for content; we’re all journalists now; and so on.”
This is all true. Everyone and their grandmother know that newspapers have had a difficult time adapting to the rapidly changing times. People have opted not to pay for content because there’s so much free news available at their fingertips. Social media and mobile gadgets have turned all of us into glorified correspondents.