MemberDecember 16, 2022 at 7:59 AM
Print media has traditionally been the primary source of news. But with the advent of technology, more people, especially the younger demographics, prefer to get their news from social media. In my opinion, digital sources are gradually edging out print newspapers and this essay will further discuss the reasons for this shift.
The rise of the internet, and social media, in particular, has led to a migration of news sources from traditional media such as newspapers and television to internet-based sources. In order to catch up, many print publications have added digital subscriptions to their newspapers as people increasingly consume media on smartphones and tablets. Social media provide a wider range of news sources in comparison to newspaper outlets. This makes it harder for one source to have a monopoly on the news when there are many outlets to choose from at once.
On the other hand, social media news is considered less credible than its print counterparts. As these platforms have the power to drive news to consumers on a large scale, political parties may misuse them to spread fake news that protects their interests.
In conclusion, as news consumption continues to trend in the digital direction, more scrutiny should be levied on social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, by regulatory bodies to ensure the circulation of reliable news.