To become a reality, The Next Newsroom now needs new champions: in a local business community; among philanthropic and/or venture capital investors; from journalists eager to leap into a launch of the project.
Many of the talented people who have been working with the Journalism That Matters coalition over the last six years are ready to step up and help these new champions.
The Next Newsroom is ready to be shared with communities that would be interested in becoming the Beta site for a launch.
The Next Newsroom is ready to be reviewed by investors, foundations, other interested parties.
Of course the project can be revised, updated, changed. This is the creative dynamic that has inspired Journalism That Matters from the first.
But to paraphrase Elvis, the time has come for a little less talk and a lot more action.
The Next Newsroom needs to hit the street.