The news that Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes decided to sell The New Republic got me thinking about all of the established news organizations I've worked with in the past few years, and what all of them have in common:
Like The New Republic, they're trying to become something else.
Some are trying to become "digital-first." Or "audience-focused." Or "platform neutral." Or "engaged with the community."
All of these aspirations have value and all, of course, are intended to help organizations achieve their number one transformation, to sustainability.