Former Star Tribune Editor Tim J. McGuire spoke at the Northwest International Circulation Executives this week and had this to say to newspaper junkies who are hand-wringing about the future of print:
Find your own stinkin’ lifeline!
Build your own damn hope!
Discover your own worthiness.
Stop waiting for it to be conferred on you by an aging, retired newsman or by your confused, beyond-desperate corporate owners, or by a besieged management team which has watched its own individual personal worth go up in so much digital vapor because they really don’t know up from down in this revolutionary moment.
That should make all those recently laid-off SoCal newsies feel so much better.