NEW MEDIA AMONG YOUTHS “YANG LAMA DIKELEK, YANG BAHARU DIDUKUNG”

Written by Aqnees Zulkiflee

Everybody knows that youths today do not like to read newspapers or books and they are more likely to get all the information by a new media. Changes in new media and traditional media occur only in terms of communication channels. The difference is, youth prefer to use a medium that is fast and easier because it saves time and money.

A common person in the city usually wakes up check the television news or newspaper and up to date friends. We live in society that depends on information and communication to keep moving in the right direction and do something to fulfill daily activities like work, entertainment, health care, education, personal relationships, traveling and etc. However, with the new media technology, youth must be aware on making decisions. In our work we usually know what we do based on our experience and studies, however on our daily lives we rely on the media to get the current news any facts about what is important and what we should be aware. Youth should be careful on what they watch, by the line of technology growth.

Besides that, the mass media can also serve as a source of reference in the field of education and the rapid dissemination of information. In this case, the media can increase the level of public knowledge. Today, the media has an important stake in getting the community to combat violence, and crime. Media as a strategic force in disseminating information is one of social authority influential in shaping attitudes and social norms of a society. The mass media can serve the wise role model culture to transform public attitudes.

Nevertheless, the perfection of the new media still ranked as newbie, seems that the information posted still in doubt. They need to find information on the internet wisely because not all information is true and valid. The technology had change youth perception and they think, traditional media is out dated.

Because many of generation Y rely on social networking for seeking fast information such as political, economic and social issues. In forthcoming study, people do influenced by others’ opinions or by citizen journalist.  In specific, by reading or get sources from social media, they are not bias. The youngster todays, prefer to see the reality life rather than see the one side propaganda.

Social media news flows were experienced as one-sided, fragmented, and subjective, giving a biased, or even false, image of what happens in society. Accessing social media news flows was also framed as a reality outcomes.

In my opinion, possibility in 2020, I think users will continue to increase new media usage and the traditional media will transform in a digital format. Now, we do have online newspaper, e-book, and so on. Information comes to the user. The new media and traditional media is closely related to one another. The difference is how the user is using the media. Certainly, youths prefer the simple things, easily and quickly. The result found, they prefer to use new media for easier and faster to achieve than with traditional media such as newspapers and magazines.

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