I have the final printed edition in my hands, purchased for $1.00. But to me, that paper will be priceless. It represents so many things.
- The end of a two-newpspaer town
- The realization that yes, print newspapers will die, and it will happen sooner, not later
- The destruction of dreams and hopes for 100 or so journalists, photographers, copy editors and other staff members who worked for years, their entire lives to develop their craft.
- The beginning of the digital age of newspapers, which is scary for many.
So where does that put me? I am exploring, thinking, brainstorming on what this new age of journalism means for someone like myself, a 20-something reporter who has pursue the path for more than a decade.
I guess I have time to develop a new career. But I’m not just ready to give up this one yet.