Pointing out that the social media is playing an ever-increasing role in our lives, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the 'relatively static' print medium retains a special relevance as it could be 'more credible' and 'better informed'.
Inaugurating the 90th anniversary celebrations of Mathrubhumi newspaper, he said the Malayalam daily was an example of such journalism in the country that the people have trusted it for so long.
"We live in times of great turmoil, which is continuously reported to us in great deatil by the media. Unlike in the past, the media too sometimes contributes to making news. This is particularly true of social media, which is playing an ever-increasing role in our lives.
"The internet has telescoped events to a degree unheard of in human histroy. However, the relatively static medium of print retains a special relevance beacuse it can be more credible and better informed," Singh said.