Digital media has grown in all aspects of the world for some years now, but I never really knew the impact was as big as the Pew Research Center showed in its recent report.
In each year digital media has grown in every area when it comes to advertising, the number of people viewing sites, the use of computers and cellphones and how people are receiving news or anything for that matter.
I think it is pretty cool and interesting that the use of media has evolved and honestly taken over how we as people get information but also how media has become our lives. For me I know that digital media is how I get my information whether its weather, new stories, where I shop or where I connect with other people.
The world of digital media is changing fast and its going to take over. Public broadcasting as a whole has remained relevantly normal and in my opinion I didn’t expect a drastic change.
What I thought was interesting in radio was that the article didn’t talk much about satellite radio or XM radio. I thought that those would be big topics in radio because they have become the new form of radio with less commercials and specific music people want to listen to and not just whats on their local radios.
Another thing was that money the radio stations spend to was increasing early and I thought that was interesting because they spend so much to put out to get things how much of it really helps with the revenue they bring in.
The decline in Hispanic and African American news media was shocking but not overly surprising to me. I think for me it opened my eyes to show that as a minority in our society I should honestly subscribe to one or two of these black-owned papers because I feel like that is helping my people in a economic way but also opening my eyes to more of what they see.
It also is surprising to see the Hispanic news going down because they are the biggest minority within the United States and might soon take over as the biggest population and to see their culture and news decrease says something about whats going on in the world. This article truly opened my eyes and made me want to become a subscriber or at least look at the information they write about.
I was honestly shocked that local TV news is doing better than cable and network news. I thought people would personally want bigger news stories than local ones, but then I realized that local news deals more with issues within their community like schooling, traffic, criminal cases and things like that. But then for bigger stories like the president, the election or criminal cases that deal with people of status people would more or like go to stations like Fox, CNN, NBC, and ABC. Newspapers are going out of style and everyone is going digital.
I am not surprised that there has been a drop of print newspaper circulation across the country because now your iPad, computer or phone can pull up the daily news for you. There are still ways that people can still get The New York Times or The Chicago Tribune instead of getting it delivered to their door or picking it up at a newsstand. But in my opinion I think that there are enough people that still buy print newspapers so we won’t see it for another five to 10 years that print newspaper will be gone