Conversational Journalism

Mark Briggs’ tenth chapter in Journalism Next began with the quote from Edward R. Murrow:

“The Speed of communication is wonderful to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.” – Edward R. Murrow

Briggs believed that conversational journalism was the right way for journalism to go. He listed reasons a journalist might have trouble transitioning over: ethics, credibility, the audience does not participate.

He said most journalists prefer lecture-style news. Briggs pointed out that viewers do not give journalists respect when they participate. Social media helped journalists connect with viewers and it helped bring in Briggs’ words “loyalty.”


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