In her news presentation, Molly DeWolf Swenson asks what news do we need in order to flourish? The speaker posits the news should not just tell what is going on in the world, but what people can do about it. She has many critiques of how the news is currently delivered, the primary of which is that it constantly fails to render any of the information it gives us effective as any kind of guidance because it does not resonate emotionally.
Describing the future of news, she champions John Oliver because he makes what is important interesting while also giving a call to action. The speaker believes all news should be linked to action and give readers a way to get involved. As technology is the great equalizer and gives people the power to enact real change, it needs to be incorporated into the solution.