PAPER ID:IJIM/V.2(IX)/15-19/4 AUTHOR: Kalikadevi G Badiger and Mallikarjuna Badiger TITLE : USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS BY JOURNALISTS OF INDIAN NEWSPAPERS   ABSTRACT: The world is now witnessing successive development in both technology and democracy in the field of digital media. The Internet provides interactive features through social media networks like Face Book, Twitter, You Tube and Whatsapp. Social media has become an increasingly popular leisure activity over the last decade. Although most people’s social media use is non-problematic, a small number of users appear to engage in social media excessively and compulsively. The main objective of this study is to examine the association between addictive use of social media and self-esteem. Social media are increasingly being used as such in mainstream news coverage. Yet, while the research to far has focused mainly on the use of social media in particular situations, such as breaking news coverage, during crisis news events or in times of elections, little attention is paid to journalists’ routine, day-to-day monitoring of social problems. The use and selection of social media as sources in routine news coverage. First it presents a quantitative overview of all the articles published in newspapers. It has changed the overall ways, mean median and methods of information representations, stores, ret rived, and dissemination of information.   KEYWORDS:Face Book; Newspapers; Social Media; Sourcing; Twitter; You Tube; Flicker; Technology Adoption. Click here to download fulltext Click here to download certificate (1st Author) Click here to download certificate (2nd Author)