Do you prefer journalists to enter into discussion with the ones they interview?

I've created this topic because every once in a while, footage from earlier years/decades arises in which it is evident that the journalist uses an interviewing style which is different from nowadays (e.g. more open, receptive and personally detached). This seems to me a choice of style, so it has to be motivated by something that the audience is supposed to view as a positive improvement.

Do you, as an audience, prefer the current style of interviewing with (for example) politicians, which can be defined as more pressing, interactive and informed, compared to a couple of decades ago?