The OECD, a group of the richest countries, says that between 2009 and 2016, only 20 percent of young people read newspapers. Social media is becoming popular. As a result, established media organizations like BBC and CNN are in danger.
Satyen Gajwani, head of the digital wing of the Times Group, an Indian media organization, said the “taste” of social media must be understood if the media is to survive in the days ahead. Ofcom, Britain’s media regulator, says the same thing. Today Magazine
Their fear is that the rate may fall further this year. According to the Pew Research Center, an international research organization, 95 percent of adolescents in the United States have access to a smartphone, and 45 percent of them are online almost all the time.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism analyzed the habits of young people in the United Kingdom and the United States. That being said, young people are less likely to talk about the whole society when it comes to news. In the case of news, the personality of the youth is more effective. In Saudi Arabia, 60 percent of young people aged 18-24 collect news through social media. Snapchat is playing an omnipresent role there. In South Korea, on the other hand, 98 percent of adolescents and young people South Korea search for news on a search engine and portal called Never. According to The Economist, it is clear from the online activities of Donald Trump or Narendra Modi that the condition of the media is not good.
According to a recent survey conducted by ORG-Quest Research Limited in our country, readers are spending more time on Facebook and YouTube. However, the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka. AAMS Arefin Siddique said, ‘The time has not yet come for social media to become a medium. It is unknown at now what he can do once feat the post. But so far social media has been working as a social media. One of the main differences between social media and mass media is that the information given in the media is presented through editing. That is, information is edited, verified, sorted, evaluated, and treated, and published in newspapers or on television. ‘
Because of this difference, consumers, readers, and viewers of the media believe in the media that the news has been edited. Therefore, it can be trusted. Any topic instantly moves on social media. People may know. In this case there is an assessment of immediacy. But in the mind of the reader, the difference between mass media and social media remains. Editing is the lifeblood of journalism. Where there is no editing, there is no journalism. The social media that runs without editing cannot be mass media. Today Magazine
However, after the publication of an event on this powerful platform of social communication, many incidents of throwing that ‘water’ far away are always happening. Due to various limitations, if the mainstream media did not report any incident or they wanted to avoid it, they could not do it for a long time. Because after the information and evidence appeared on Facebook without any discussion, many incidents have been headlined in red on the pages of the newspaper, and many people have had to sit on it.