Preserving Jounalism Keeps Us Going

19 Mar Preserving Jounalism Keeps Us Going

I am getting old.

I know this for a variety of reasons. For example, a friend(?) walked into my booth at the Mega-Conference in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. The first words out of his mouth were, “when are you going to retire?” I must have looked particularly haggard that day.

I’ve also noticed the increasing frequency with which my cultural references are greeted with blank stares from my 20-something crew.  And yeah each morning I note a few more grey hairs and well-earned wrinkles. Today also is my birthday undeniably marking the passage of time.

“Why would I retire?” was all I said to the fellow in my booth, mightily resisting the urge to prove my youthful vitality by physically ushering him from my presence. You see, I haven’t gotten old. I have matured. A little. Maybe…?

I love what I do. I love the people I do it with. I truly believe that local journalism is the thread that sews together the fabric of our communities.

As long as CTW helps media companies generate the revenue that preserves journalism, the prospect of my imminent retirement is highly unattractive.

CTW is in its fourteenth year. Here’s to the next 14.




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