Pitts says: Go to the Web!
Leonard Pitts has a call to arms for newspapers today in the Miami Herald. But it isn't about saving the paper, it's about moving to the Web.
I submit that our primary mission is to report and comment upon the news and that it is the newspaper itself that has become ancillary. So maybe we should regard the Internet not as an extra thing we do, but as the core thing we do. Maybe we should maximize the fact that we know our cities as no one else does. Maybe we should make our Websites not simply online recreations of our papers, but entities in their own right....
I haven't been on Romanesko yet, so maybe it's there, but if you haven't seen it, click through.
(Thanks, Michael Landauer)