Social media and the news media (3 letters)

According to a 2016 study from the Pew Research Center, 62 percent of U.S. adults get news on social media, and 18 percent do so often.
Re: “Is social media destroying the news?” March 24 Daniel Petty column.
Does Daniel Petty realize that he is reintroducing a 20th century argument about media in a new form? I refer to the case made by Marshall McLuhan, who said, “The medium is the message.” Change is here again, but do I want to wake up to what amateurs are texting rather than read The Denver Post and other newspapers?

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