Lee Abrams Tries ‘To Inspire People’

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Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams spoke at Society for News Design’s annual workshop in Las Vegas this weekend, urging listeners in his standard glass-is-half-full-of-unicorns way that newspapers aren’t dead.

“I just try to inspire people to rethink things, to take nothing for granted,” Abrams said. “There’s no reason we can’t create a newspaper renaissance. Papers are everywhere — it’s not like it’s a new startup business. We have to focus on rethinking. Think dramatic. Think urgency. Dramatic issues require dramatic solutions.”

Drama? Renaissance? Why do we have the sinking feeling Abrams going to rent Times Mirror Square out for the Ren Fair?

— Via Romensko