As a Chicagoan and a fan of good movies, I was saddened to hear of Roger Ebert’s passing. While many have written about his tremendous contributions to film criticism, I feel that Ebert’s lasting legacy has to do with his remarkable ability to adapt to changes in the media business. While his colleagues bemoaned the end of newspapers, the end of local TV, the end of long-form writing, Ebert simply sought out the next big thing in digital media and mastered it. I hope to be that flexible as I grow in my career.
I wrote an article about Roger Ebert’s legacy for Spinoff, which you can read here.