Media information has a huge impact of how people think about different society problems and subjects. Many opinions can change because of what the media tells the audience. Freedom of speech is a vital of democratic structure and humans rights, but on the other hand media can be misused for propaganda purposes such as spread rumours and create more tense in a conflict (Kuusik, 2010, The Role of the Media in Peace
That is known as mass media and it includes communication via television, radio, advertising, movies, the Internet, newspapers and magazines. Media is, essentially, responsible for what it is we think of the world and people. Whether we reckon it to be true or not, these different forms of media are used to shape our thoughts and perceptions because they are present in most aspects of our lives. Media works as an information source when it delivers local and international news; it serves as a form of entertainment when we read the latest celebrity gossips on popular magazines or watch sporting events on television; it severs as a persuasion forum when we are sitting in front of our television being lured to purchase the new iPhone 5S; and it serves as a unifying influence in creative community when people are brought together by ideas instilled to them through these different media outlets. These different functions of media are present in our every day life and there is no denying that we are consumers of it.
The programs are still highly controversial due to significant studies that produced varying results with respect to the effectiveness of the programs. The following section provides a review of the literature relevant to needle exchange programs and their effectiveness along with the controversy surrounding the programs. It would discuss the basic aspect of this program and the paper concludes up with an argument that whether this program is viable or not. Review of Literature The controversy surrounding the needle exchange programs exists primarily due to the perceptions and attitudes of the public towards the
So from this big list of different types of media we can tell that there is huge variation and many ways to be involved with media. The media is an interesting thing to study because it is a wide and varied topic, the media is a constant daily things in all of our lives that we should be involved in. There are so many different types of media but the internet has now become the second preferred choice of news consumption after television. This fact proves that the media is a good way of being educated on issues and situations that are happening in our every day lives and we are being introduced to new and different ways. This means that the media and the news is also more available
It is the media for the masses that helps them form opinions and make judgments regarding various issues. Although, media is massively considered as a "watch dog" of political democracy, too much intervention of this “watch dog” in everything is a matter of concern. The subject of ‘Trial by Media’ is discussed by civil rights activists, constitutional lawyers, judges and academics almost every day in recent times. With the coming into being of the television and cable-channels, the amount of publicity which any crime or suspect or accused gets in the media has reached alarming proportions. Innocents may be condemned for no reason or those who are guilty may not get a fair trial or may get a higher sentence after trial than they deserved.
Of course with every aspect of our world today there are skeptics. Many scholars try to disprove and discredit the methods of lie detection with the argument that it is unethical or unlawful to subject people to those type of tests in a court room. Within the debate of lie detection there have been some incredible findings and hints to the future of lie detection technology. It is an exciting study and there is
The media is responsible for creating different classes with respect to appearance, color, economic status, religion, and with the help of politics, advertisement because of the media’s powerful influence on public perception, which directly or indirectly affects the consciousness of a human being. The media can be very biased about a story, advertisements, coverage on different social issues. The media Pundits and talk heads talk about thinks which will make a story interesting, outrageous and as incredible as possible just to make profit out of it. For example, the media reporting of the Iraqi war, also known as “War on Terrorism”, influenced Americans to unleash a sentiment of patriotism which lead to a feeling of intolerance against the Middle Eastern. On the other hand, the media ignored people smashing the stores of the Middle Eastern looking ethnicity people in America.
Youth drug abuse has been a problem for Hong Kong, if not States and Canada and many other cities and region. This problem has always been brought about by mass media, namely television, radio and newspaper, and government of that region as well as different political parties. Mass media not only provide the information about the problem such figures, images and statistic data but also expressing their feelings by reporting the news with some sensational words. Government often addresses the problem so as to arouse the awareness from the general public. The government might do it in a way of giving a speech in a formal conference or taking the problem into consideration in the process of policy making.
Due to the constant exposure to media, one questions: how far has the media influenced society in general? I will be investigating its effects in different factors. The media has been accused of influencing people to do certain behaviour, such as ‘copy cat murders’ (1): many media critics believe that some murders have been done due to what the media has exposed in newspapers, the news, and generally the internet but most of all, in movies: they say that the aforementioned, tend to influence people to literally reconstruct the murders which were committed either in real life or in violent fiction. However, some disagree with this and often say that it is due to other factors such as previous criminal records; perhaps meaning that the murderer has had a tendency to commit crime, but also other factors such as mental health issues; meaning that the person was not in the right frame of mind, thus, they were vulnerable to do insane things without being fully aware of what they were doing (2) and that the media has an indirect affect on these murders as opposed to direct affect on the number of criminals or more specifically, the number of murders. The can supposedly also influence people’s political beliefs due to the coverage of political parties as well as coverage of politicians themselves.
None the less, there are many studies that have been conducted over the years on television but the issues is still prevails. Many researchers recognize that violence that is portrayed through television is a danger. One issue that is also faced is our focus on television violence should not take attention away from other cause of violence in our country such as: drugs, availability of weapons, unemployment, etc. It is a challenge to decide how the violence on television affects society because television affects people in different ways. There is an important problem with the violence on television is that as a society, we are going to have to acknowledge and face it as a whole.