This message was the bottom of a long message by Chicago Tribune Digital Editor Charles J. Johnson:
Here is the Big Media Secret:
We will generally do what you tell us to do.
You, the reader, viewer, Tweeter, Facebooker currently hold more power over what is covered than at any time in history.
There are no classified ads to pad salaries anymore.
We survive by giving you what makes you click, subscribe and share us.
This is, in some ways, a blessing.
We’re responsible to what you want, and when we make an impact, we know it.
But in some ways, it’s a curse.
We run the risk of becoming a clearinghouse of our worst instincts, and yours