TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - In the 2019 Congress of the Print Media Companies Union (SPS) in Surabaya, PT Tempo Inti Media President Director Toriq Hadad called for the union to become a laboratory that would salvage the future of print media industry.
Toriq motivated SPS to create an equitable model enabling to assist the print media through the current digital transformation age.
“SPS must be an institution that can escort [that goal]. A drastic change in SPS’ vision and mission orientation must come up,” said Toriq Hadad to Tempo.
According to the 2015-2019 SPS Head of Education, media industry practitioners must see eye-to-eye and agree to the fact that the print media will not be salvageable in the following years to come.
Therefore, Toriq Hadad suggests the SPS take the role as a research institution in providing print media with certain formulas upon realizing and maximizing each of their unique potentials.
“Print media yearns for guidance to endure this transition period, whether they need to be shut down completely or [provide a formula] on how to survive,” he said.
It is no longer a secret that the national print media industry is facing a real challenge on survivability. It is driven by the financial pressure and ever increasing costs of production added to the lack of alternatives to papers that the print media desperately needs.
CAESAR AKBAR | AHMAD FAIZ