We need to be unbalanced.
We can't keep serving multiple platforms.
We need and eat and drink more with the people we cover.
Thus spake Max Hastings, the revered former editor of such titles as The Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard.
Let go of nostalgia, he said. But pine for some of the good old days.
Hastings gave a speech decrying the multimedia nature of today's journalism. He thinks it's the equivalent of being the chef and waiter.
But the part some of us can identify with is his call for more rogues in the mix. It's true, modern newsrooms have driven many of the unique characters out.