News 1st DIGITAL consolidates #1 position across social media platforms

News 1st DIGITAL consolidates #1 position across social media platforms

Written by News 1st

17 Jun, 2014 | 2:28 pm

A notable  trend in Sri Lanka is the steady rise of news consumption via internet based platforms. Last weekend saw the public shift from mainstream media to online media as a source of instant information and breaking news.When time is of the essence  and the news  is ‘demanded’  traditional media will find it it hard to keep up with speed of online media especially with the with rise in social media popularity.

News 1st Sri Lanka’s number one mainstream news brand has integrated  traditional and new media to emerge as the clear leader.

Leveraging its strength of over 1,000 island wide correspondents and a staggering 15,000 volunteer citizen journalists known as ‘Ureporters’ we deliver the best in verified grass-root news reporting directly from the source, when the story breaks.

The desk operating round the clock reporting in all three languages using all the major digital platforms including the Web, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and mobile has become the preferred source of credible and responsible online news reporting.

Twitter users were particularly vocal in their support for #Newsfirst_en with many retweets, mentions and replies to last weekends breaking news content (credit dalbir). Facebook users also turned to News 1st with page posts reaching over 600,000 people over the weekend.


The Monday edition of ‘The Brief’ – Sri Lanka’s first digital news bulletin went viral and hit over 9500 YouTube views in under 24 hours. ranked among the top 20 sites in the country, cemented its position as the number one source for online news.


Continue to place your trust in News 1st. We are number one because your took us there!

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