Farewell and hello

Cebu Daily News - - OPINION -

All good things may come to an end, but all good things, like phoenixes, have a knack for be­ing re­born. Jour­nal­ism as we knew it may be com­ing to an end with the on­slaught of the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion, but such con­clu­sion is of form, not of sub­stance.

In its 21st year, Cebu Daily News (CDN) takes the lead in mi­grat­ing to a purely dig­i­tal for­mat.

This is the last printed ed­i­to­rial of this news­pa­per that over the years has helped shaped the com­mu­nity land­scape of Cebu and Cen­tral Visayas.

We take the op­por­tu­nity to thank every­one who has been part of the me­dia ecol­ogy in which CDN has be­come a fix­ture.

We thank our sources, whose words and ac­tions are the stuff of which our sto­ries were made.

We es­pe­cially thank our read­ers and sub­scribers, whose hunger for in­de­pen­dent sto­ries cre­ated the con­di­tions that ne­ces­si­tated the build­ing of Siloy's nest.

We thank our read­ers for their pre­cious feed­back that helped us grow, their pa­tron­iza­tion of the pa­per that has stretched the long his­tory of print jour­nal­ism in Cebu, and their trust in point­ing to us the sto­ries that needed cov­er­age.

We thank our crit­ics and the wider Cebu me­dia com­mu­nity who have kept us stay at the fore­front of qual­ity pro­fes­sional prac­tice.

We are end­ing a chap­ter in our his­tory and open­ing a new one. Jour­nal­ism it­self need not end, it only has to meta­mor­phose, and Siloy soars on this wind of change.

We will keep chron­i­cling, watch­ing, cri­tiquing, of­fer­ing our best lights based on con­tex­tu­al­ized in­for­ma­tion, es­pe­cially as we ap­proach the elec­tions in May 2019 and write the first drafts of the his­tory of the cur­rent dis­pen­sa­tion.

It's a new year with a new CDN. To one and all, a God-blessed 2019.

Read us on­line. Let us keep build­ing com­mu­ni­ties.

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