The digital future is already a reality of the present.
Traditional press was never oblivious to this perspective. The emergence of such ecosystem of information glimpsed upon us gently and, to a large extent, we were preparing for the upcoming connection.
Integrated newsrooms or multimedia models were the first signs that the digital route was the inevitable option, even if this hurted the legacy syndrome of a journalistic tradition and would generate legitimate resistance.
Progressively, the printed newspapers were adjusting their place as part of the rearrangement of a situation that would imply new ways and scenarios for the exercise of journalism.
The most eloquent reason was that, in an era of rapid technological updates applied to social communications, large audiences were forming and growing as they were getting vert used to consuming news and other content, digitally.
Insofar as all the news flow that was previously recorded in the printed media was instantaneous, evolutionary, superior and complemented by news or information provided by digital users, newspapers were losing their monopoly on information.
It was necessary to evolve into a new other model that would help preserve quality content, leaving the field of breaking news free for the taking for the digital environment, while focusing on the important peripheral elements of a reality, instead.
As guardians and supporters of the struggle for democracy and truth, our role, as credible news sources and axes of serious and formal debate of ideas that truly enrich citizens’ decision-making capacities, becomes more relevant.
Without losing sight of this valuable asset, printed newspapers have found a robust foothold in their digital editions to expand that level of influence and contribution to the maintenance of the free, thoughtful and properly informed world.
– Translated from Spanish by Randy Rodriguez.