It is true that with the advancement of new technology such as internet, wifi etc, it has becoming easier and faster for media to deliver information and news into the public. nevertheless, it has brought a stronger influence than they were before in older days. some people believe that these influence may bring into negative development. To a certain extend, I agree that media could bring negative impact. however, I also believe that media has a good intention in sharing their information. this essay intend to share some of the reasons.
Media has play a vital role in delivering message to people in the mode of magazine, television, radio or internet. With the easy access of internet, more news channel and other television programme available, getting information has becoming faster and more interesting to the viewer. The advantages people could gain from news media is that, it gives us information on events happening around us and on other country. in addition, receiving different kind of news, it gives us a broader option and hence enhance our critical thinking in making everyday-life decision making. Apart from that, the development of well-known social media network such us 'Facebook', has enable people to share 'Status', photos, events etc on the internet without having to send a print-out photos or invitation to an up-coming event to events that has already occured.
On the other hand, media could also bring a bad influence to the viewer especially to young children. Many television programme nowadays had broadcast channel that project more of social problem such divorce among celebrity, criminal, pornography etc. This type of programme could bring a negative impact on children as children tend to act upon on what they saw. Additionally, media which include advertisement that uses actresses and actor, could influence children to follow and buy certain product although it is not necessary to buy as they want to look similar like their idol.
In conclusion there are convincing arguments both for and against positive and negative development a news media could bring. Some people believe that media dominantly bring negative impact to the society. In my opinion, media could bring positive development if it is being use wisely and appropriately.
There is a social responsibility of the news media to deliver correct information to the public. What is the responsibility of information that may shape the view of a people’s political opinions? Journalism has changed because of electronic media and their convergence transformed the ways news consumed. Information media has a social responsibility to society to cover the news with unprejudiced and honesty to the public that it serves. The public relies on TV, radio, newspapers and internet to receive the news that happing in their city or state and for entertainment. “As chronicles of daily life, newspapers both inform and entertain” Katz (1991). The role of news media is to report, current news in a way that the writer’s personal opinion will not affect the reader’s opinion, but they can understand it also giving detailed coverage of what is reported.
The information that is being covered should be accurate and true, but bring on conversation or debates. Electronic media has improved the ability to cover and deliver the news faster and efficient way. The print of news on newspaper is becoming a thing of the pass, because the internet is more effective and allows faster communication with less material. Convergence has transformed media and makes information more accessible to be found and crossed reference from the internet resources. The power of electronic new also the readers’ to and consume new from all over and not just local news. On Saturday 27th 2007 there was a hurricane sandy threaten NY city, “New York: As Hurricane Sandy Nears, Subway and Bus Service Suspended After 7PM Sunday” ,Lhota (2012)
Jon Katz, Weird (1994) Bedfordsmartins.com
Newspaper, Chapter (7), pg 221
Jay Lhota, (2012) New York news, pg 1