Rebuild the share of wallet you've lost

James M. Moroney of The Dallas Morning News is presented the 2016 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award by SNPA President David Dunn-Rankin.

In accepting the Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award at the News Industry Summit, Jim Moroney told SNPA members: "To do the job the constitution enshrined as our responsibility, we need the scale in our news resources that matches the scale in government or I fear we won't live up to the job the founding fathers expected us to perform.

"The only way to reverse this decline in our news resources is to reverse the decline in our businesses."

In this article, read the text of his remarks, where he outlines what newspapers need to do to change things -- starting now.