“Act Like Those Underdog Newspapers of Years Ago…”

says Martin Kaiser, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and newly-named president of the American Society of News Editors, in a rally-the-troops video in which he vows to “fight for the future of journalism” and urges editors to, among other things, “admit mistakes when we make them and encourage expressions of opinion and creativity.”

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.