Another change is the demise of individually-owned newspapers in favor of corporation-owned papers.
Birmingham, Ala.-based CNHI owns the Daily Iowegian, the Ottumwa Courier, the Oskaloosa Herald and the Knoxville and Pella papers.
During the course of 25 years Briggs has seen staff go from about 30 people to 13. She also said the Daily Iowegian is lucky to still be a daily paper.
Briggs did single out Becky Maxwell, the Daily Iowegian publisher, as someone she feels fortunate to work for.
“We work well together and Becky is not afraid to help out where necessary or when needed. That makes the job easier.
“I work with a great group of people. We all have our bad days but at the end of the day we can still smile and laugh with each other,” she said.