As a college reporter and editor during the Watergate years, I had to be pried away from my typewriter and newsroom colleagues. Today, after a long editorial career, I build the products that deliver the news. I’ve learned that journalism is a serious business. It’s also burdened with broken economic models and a calcified professional class. That’s why this post from Bob Garfield, a well-known media observer, offers hope that open minds can save an industry for all those who believe in its value. In a self-described mea culpa, he gives a nod to FORBES for boldly pursuing an innovative model for journalism that, as he says, is linked to words like “up,” “increase” and “growth,” not the negative descriptors putting a noose around the traditional media neck.