Mass Media Essay

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1. The mass media (including TV, radio, newspaper and the internet) has an important role in shaping people’s ideas. To what extent do you agree OR disagree with this statement? Mass media. “What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.” (W.H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand). Nowadays in the 21st century mass media has taken control of our daily lives. Mass media is a means of communication that can reach a large number of people and even across the world and it’s a channel of where we could receive and sent information to the viewers out there. It can be broken down into a few sources, which includes the Television, radio, newspaper and the Internet. It has grown rapidly with the advance of technology. We should realize that we are overly dependent on mass media and technology to gain access and share information. I agree to certain extent that the mass media has an important role shaping people’s idea. This essay will discuss the extent in which mass media has shaped our ideas and perception. Mass media has shaped people’s idea to the extent that we make decisions, opinions, thoughts, understanding based on the information that we gather from those mass media. However, we need to be more aware of the values we hold, the belief we honor. As, the decisions we make are based on our assumptions, our experiences, what we are educated on and what we know for a fact. (Mass Media Influence on Society, paragraph 5) Societies nowadays, rely and put too much trust on the mass media as an authority for information and we should be aware that nowadays facts and information are distorted in mass media. (Mass Media Influence on Society, paragraph 7) The public and even the Internet closeout houses may not be mindful of how serious is the issue and the effect it is having (Dolan,

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