This essay will discuss the importance of media and its role in forming the public opinion. It will also discuss how the media in the United States of America is being controlled and the reasons behind the firm grip on the news coverage which is broadcasted to the American society.
The main point of this essay is to raise awareness about this issue, by laying out facts which a lot of people are ignorant of. Throughout this essay, one should be able to weigh information and news obtained rather than taking them for granted. Furthermore, people should investigate information and seek more accurate resources in order to formulate rational opinions for themselves.
The methodology used to acquire information included documentaries, books, and the internet. Towards the end of this essay, it should be clear that unless the American society becomes more aware about the deception of the media, it is likely that individuals will share misled thoughts spread by controlling organizations who aim to direct people towards an acceptable point of view that would provide complete support and equality to reach a definite goal.
Within the nineteenth century, the development of technology and expanding of industrialization brought about printers, video recorders, radios, and newspapers at a cheap price and reaching a wide audience. One of the first forms of mass media was the newspapers. At the beginning, newspapers’ main objective was to bring advertisements about available products in the east, in order to notify the West about its availability. However, after the development of mass media and the availability of a larger number of journalists, the mass media started to be employed to serve other matters besides advertisements, such as; entertainment, public relations, propaganda, communication, and so on.
Media’s primary objective is to be a neutral organization, which delivers stories and events on national or international basis. Of course, the...