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Network news finding its future in live-streaming, Snapchat

Network news finding its future in live-streaming, Snapchat

Three journalists sit side by side on the edge of a desk in an unadorned newsroom. One of them is in shirtsleeves, holding a stack of papers, leading the discussion, nervously cracking too many jokes.

Could this be the future of network TV news?

That’s what “The Briefing Room,” the new digital production from ABC News, looked like to me when it debuted as a live stream Monday afternoon at abcnews.com. And I liked it.

This could definitely be the future of network news – at least, a bigger part of its future anyway. And, if it that happens, I believe the networks and their audiences are going to be better off for it. Viewers will get more news and information from network...