Briggs Introduction – Journalism is about people, not technology

“you can do this”

“the future is now”

Mark Briggs starts off his book “Journalism Next” with the above two messages.

Everyone is screaming that newspapers are dying. Briggs wants to let new journalists know that journalism isn’t dying, it’s just evolving. If print journalism disappears it will likely mean that online journalism is truly thriving. Therefore, Briggs says new journalists must look to the web.

Online journalism is a different format to be played with and harnessed. Newspapers websites are stale and don’t work when merely placed as is online. The next generation of journalists must use their own ingenuity. Their ideas will hopefully lead a transformation to a bright future for journalism.

“Change is inevitable, but progress is optional.”

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