"What we distill is that there are central characteristics that can be important for newspapers of all shapes and sizes. They are: real leadership, ability to communicate that vision, and commitment to editorial quality. This theory — one that I think will be increasingly debated — is that you’ve got to differentiate yourself. You’ve got to choose what you do, and do it really well."

In case you missed it: last week’s report on four innovative newspapers generating new revenue streams despite the challenges of the digital age. Mark Jurkowitz, associate director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, breaks it down in this video Q&A.

[quote via CJR]