Polis laid a challenge at the feet of citizen journalists. Keep evolving, he told the "netroots," those amateur journalists and bloggers.
He asked them to tell him "what kind of content do you want your citizen journalists in Congress and your state legislatures to produce for you. What would be valuable?"
"Clearly mainstream media has never told a good story, or a real story about what goes on," he said. "Now even less so."
More of Polis, and finally the experts, at the Denver Post.
Also see: "Most two-newspaper towns will likely disappear"
And: Did the Newspaper Preservation Act encourage newspapers to ignore the competition?
And: "Bloggers killed the Rocky"
And: "Why did the Rocky Mountain News die?"