Michael Degener Degener 1 Comp 1 8:30 11-17-11 How does the media affect society The Medias Affects on Society The media is undoubtedly a significant and influential aspect in modern day society. The media affects society through the facts it chooses to reveal. The media can choose to mention certain things and not to mention certain things. The media influences all types of people through various forms such as the radio, television, newspapers, etc. The media has an affect on all age groups from children to teenagers and young adults, and from older adults to senior citizens.
The internet and rapidly developing technology plays a major role in the way news is gathered and published. Ordinary people are now contributing much more to the news we hear and read about. The different method news is being presented has been a positive to normal citizens in many various ways. News can now be accessed much more conveniently and quickly. Due to the new and innovative technology that is available, news can be broadcasted over radio, on the television and articles can also be read on tablet devices and phones completely free of charge.
Description of Personal Media Inventory There are many different types of personal media that are used in one’s daily routine life. A newspaper is a printed media source distributed on a routine basis, depending on the circulation of the particular paper. Some are printed and distributed daily while others are only done weekly. Typically a newspaper is subdivided into various topic areas and content including the highlights or news which often is printed on the front page. Other areas include entertainment, feature articles, advertising, opinions, and general news items of interest.
As we all know, we live in a society which moves so quick and most people do not waste their time watching the news or nothing in general. Despite living in a society like this, people should be aware of what is happening around them. But is it necessary to know about all kinds of events or know only about the news and leave the events to other programmers’ style? Mass Media has been installed in our society for a long time. Currently, there has been developments in IT, social networks and apps.
In this essay we will discuss if information media has social responsibility, the role information and news media plays in the shaping of political opinions, the way news reporting changed with the advent of the Internet and converging media, and how electronic media and their convergence transformed journalism and news consumption. Information media, or news media does have a very profound effect on today’s society and this is why it is an absolute must that today’s news media has social responsibility. Millions of Americans rely the news media every day to inform them on what is going on around the world. So it is very important that the news media not only report the news without bias but also report the news in a manner that does not depict one person or a group of people to be the “bad guys”. It is imperative that Americans form their own opinions and not the media for them.
Clearly, The Star and many other news agencies follow an organizational culture in the newspaper industry. Like many of the other news agencies, The Star has news sections covering sports, business, entertainment, etc. to gather a more diverse audience. These news agencies use a professional convention where they create different news sections which group news articles with similar focuses together. A professional convention is exactly what the context of the sentence implies: it is a resilient norm that is shared amongst many organizations in an industry and is practiced as if it were a rule.
Media Influences on American Culture Anna-Marie Otero HUM/186 October 08, 2013 Abstract There are many mass medias that allow us to view information. Today, different types of media have been developing over the last century. We still have access to many traditional media, but with advance technology we could view information and stories quickly with easy access at no cost. With the development of emerging media anyone can display his or her stories online through electronic journals and blogs. Also technology has made media convergence a convenience, in most cases, to access anything through the Internet.
This knowledge is believed to be important for us all, so that we can decide how we would like our information delivered. We can choose to have our news information decided either for us, or by us. Social Media also is up to the minute on news events, even at times up to the second, with Popular Media it can take up to a week before we know what is going on, and then only portions of the truth are told, at best. Lazaroiu said it best in his article when he wrote “The world-changing potential of crowd sourced journalism in a corporate dominated mass-communications environment” (LAZAROIU, 2011).