Katie Couric and Brian Solis Reflect on the State and Future of Social Media’s Effect on Journalism, Media, and Society


Katie Couric invited Brian Solis to her CBS studio in New York to discuss all things social and new media. In an hour-long conversation, Couric and Solis approached new media’s impact on the media business, journalism, education, family and friends, and society and culture at large. The two approached each complicated subject with the warmth and approachability of lifelong friends and also the depth of professionals seeking clarity in a time of confusion.



Part 1: Katie Couric on Social Media and Real-Time Journalism

Part 2

Part 3



Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog, BrianSolis.com, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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