Twenty years ago, digital journalists still needed to prove their relevance to the field of journalism. Some of their colleagues asked if the internet was here to stay. Not only did it stay, it transformed journalism. With more than 7,800 media jobs lost just this year, it’s now the journalism field that must prove its relevance — this time, to the community. Many people are already asking if journalism is here to stay.

Digital news is here to stay, and I predict it will become even more essential in helping communities navigate a complex and fast-paced future. But that future requires a shift in our priorities.

With declining revenue, it’s no surprise the industry’s priorities have been digital transformation, metrics, and analytics. We’ve also embraced

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