“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.”