Kompas senior journalist, Irwan Julianto provides material about new media in front of students of the Faculty of Communication Tarumanagara University (Fikom Untar) on Tuesday (13/9) at Campus Fikom Untar. Fikom Untar regularly invites experienced practitioners in the field of journalism, public relations and advertising to allow students to gain knowledge directly related to the field of specialization.
Irwan explained how the power of social media, which is part of the new media. “New media has enormous power. Through social media, the President can even be removed from his office. It happened in Egypt when people do the movement on Facebook, “he said.
Influence of new media is very large and the influence of the media that was originally located at the hands of the media are now in the hands of the masses or the audiences. Any information the public can spread to other community members at any time.
New media can generate a good thing, but it can also result in losses. The strength of new media needs to be used for good. Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest media, especially new users to social media, imagine if all using social media for good, “added Irwan. (LH/YS)