Freddie Ramos We can all agree that friends make our lives better. They encourage us when we’re feeling down and make us laugh. Friends make us feel good, almost anyone would agree. But the article by Tara Parker-Pope, “What Are Friends For?” goes beyond this simple point. The article presents ample evidence that having friends not only makes us happier, it also makes us healthier, both mentally and physically.
The media not only distracts society from reality, but also provides temporary pleasure; for example, television instantly fulfills the wish for relaxation. If people have the self-control to sample television in small doses, it can be relaxing without being harmful. However, when television is integrated into the daily routine and becomes "necessary," people rely on it for artificial happiness. Depending on entertainment for pleasure is detrimental to health and mind. For some people, entertainment yields greater joys than physical activity does.
The younger generation think that is what they should do since that is what they see on TV and the internet. Divinecaroline.com state “Reality shows have become very popular and teens have begun to realize that you can become famous just by being a bad girl, teen mom, or a crazy party animal who likes to do nothing but drink and “smush,” like the cast members on Jersey Shore.” Shows like this are giving teens the wrong idea. Why should the cast be paid so much for setting a bad example? This country is supposed to be looked up to as a great clean country. With shows like this on air for the world to see it is a disgrace.
With TV broadcasters that are free to edit their footage, and with viewers who watch reality-TV just to catch a break and turn off their brains for a few minutes, it might not always be completely ethical. But on the other hand many participants in this show feel that their participations have been a great experience, and behind the screens the viewers are really enjoying these shows. Reality has gained a lot of popularity lately, so why is there a problem? Boys and Girls Alone has received some discontented letters from concerned experts, and also some answers from educated people who cannot see the issues on the show. Andrew Mackenzie is Head of factual entertainment on Channel 4 and he sees no reason why Channel 4’s new show should be considered unethical, and states that “Reality television show on children did not pose a hazard to their welfare”.
I would definitely say that Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report are part of the "media" that affects people’s opinion. These television shows are a way to provide comedic relief to the issues our economy faces; however, these shows still have an impact of how the viewer will understand an issue at hand. It is very difficult for anyone to be completely unbiased and with constantly hearing other people’s opinion through the media. We cannot make a decision of how “we” feel about the topic. Thus, democracy and a fair voting group become tainted.
Television is simple to regulate, however the internet is more difficult, almost impossible to regulate. Newton Minow has a valid argument when he suggests that television has the potential to influence the taste, knowledge and opinions of its viewers in positive ways, and it becomes even more relevant when one considers the internet today. One way that television has a positive influence on society is the educational purpose it shows. Dora the Explorer is a children’s cartoon that airs on Nick Jr. that teaches kids small/beginning words in Spanish. It shows a young girl doing good deeds while teaching children how to be bi-lingual and teaching good morals such as punishing Swiper the Fox, and instructing him not to steal.
Amber Anardi Poe ENG 151019 2/14/12 South Park’s Effectiveness on Mocking Important Issues Society has taught us to avoid making a mockery of important issues, but what if a television series with a million count fan base, gets sky rocketing ratings by using impertinent humor on worldly concerns? The fact of the matter is that using disrespectful humor to present issues common to our generation gets the best ratings by the public. South Park is a leading example of effectively using profane humor to entertain and get a point across to its audience. Given the media hype of today’s age, many of our youth’s presumptions on important issues are influenced by what they see on TV; the show South Park showcases multiple outlooks on each issue therefore giving the viewer the opportunity to formulate their own opinion on the matter. South Park effectively enlightens viewers on concerns that are relevant to daily life, while keeping their attention through bold humor on the issue presented in the episode.
Family is a big part of life and I am glad that they show so many scenes that go through family ties and struggles. I truly think that this tv show impacts society making these families seem normal when in reality they shouldn't be. The Bible talks about how a family should be one man and one woman like Adam and Eve. This show depicts gays as a normal thing, where it is not completely normal yet. This assignment changes the way I consume media because sometimes what you consume over the television is wrong and it has hidden meanings or doesn't make sense i real
“It enabled Western man to specialize and to mechanize, but it also led, he said, to ''alienation from their other senses.” This single handedly shows why our medium is evolving. It’s evolving because we’re evolving as viewers, in many ways we are the medium. The medium is a product of what we are becoming. “Its mosaic pattern of dots of light, its lack of detail, its motion and sound, and the fact that the light comes at the viewer - all these things make television-watching an aural and tactile experience as well as a visual one far more deeply involving for a child than reading a book.” The
Introduction Humor is an essential component of innumerable audiovisual works and many of them, like comedies and sit-coms, are totally dependent on a good viewer perception of it in order to succeed. The greater the number of people considering what seen on screen to be funny, the greater is the likelihood of success for the audiovisual product being viewed. But what happens to humor when popular TV programs are dubbed? Are Audiovisual Translation (AVT) industry professionals fully aware that a good render of humorous elements is to be considered as much important as lip synchronization? But, most important, are they trained well enough to deal with such a challenging task?