Dahlan Iskan: Everyone Does not Know the Future

By : Dina Astria And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, February 08 2018 - 16:00 IWST

Pengusaha Nasional Dahlan Iskan (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)
Pengusaha Nasional Dahlan Iskan (Foto Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Padang - Chairman of the Union of Newspaper Companies (SPS) and founder of Jawapos Group Dahlan Iskan in a national media convention on the 2018 National Press Day (HPN) anniversary said the press community does not have to worry about the development of digital media that is predicted to kill conventional media.

"These last changes are so fast that it is very difficult to predict the future," Dahlan said in his view at the National Mass Media Convention at the Grand Inna Hotel, Padang, West Sumatera, Thursday (8/1/2018).

He quoted, said the founder of Ali Baba Jack Ma who said "everyone does not know the future". This is the age according to Dahlan with the changes and the development of digital media so fast no one knows what the future of future media.

"Therefore, right now, do not have to hear too much advice, predictions, long-term planning, it's very difficult," Dahlan assured that the post-revolution digital media business competition need not worry about.

Therefore, go Dahlan if now print media outnumbered by the online media, for him not how, later said Dahlan will be much more online media will grow.

"Because 70 percent of online media owners today, come from newspaper reporters," explained Dahlan

The main factor, said the former Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, was caused by the view of newspaper reporters who set up online to see no progress on their newspapers, nor the newspaper's leadership unreliable until the consideration of a small salary.

"Seeing this new reality they think, better to establish an online media, which costs relatively cheap income is quite promising," said Dahlan.

Dahlan said it is not wrong. In addition to get opinions more than working in newspapers they can still exist as a journalist. For him, the threat of future newspapers will continue to lose journalists who will establish their own online media.

"So later, this competition will be very free," said Dahlan.

The most important is good intention is to educate the nation's children to build the country and become a tool to strengthen the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. And that should be avoided is not to blackmail, violate the code of ethics.

"Do what you want to do now," he added.

The event was also attended by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, Chairman of the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) Syarkawi and several media owners, Anindiya Bakrie.

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