It’s that what’s most important when you’re talking about serving a community is the journalism; it’s not the competition. And I think we have to really re-think what our priorities are. It doesn’t mean that you don’t want to be first and right, but we can’t afford at this point to be so focused on competition that we forget that we’re in survival mode now, redefining ourselves. And if we can work together as journalists, we can do great good and remain essential to the communities we cover, and that means sometimes ignoring that traditional competitive spirit and making it collaborative instead.

Jane Kim is a writer in New York.