Question: Media has a high influence on the way people in a society think. Do you agree with this statement? Provide some reasons to justify your answer.
You should be able to complete the topic within 20 minutes. Write a 200-300 word essay.
Media has a strong impact in our day to day life. As the technology is getting more advanced, media’s influence too is growing exponentially. From the past several decades, television, radio, internet and newspapers have become a strong tool in our modern day life. With the information reaching masses in a blink of eye, a life without media is near impossible. There is no denial in the fact that it influences our society in both positive and negative ways.
The advantages of media is infinite. From creating awareness among masses to serving as a source of inspiration, media act as a platform to present our ideas to the world. It connects people from around the globe and owing to its reach, a better world of communication opens up for the mankind. Other than increasing awareness among masses, it also enhances our knowledge about any topic with information from all over the world.
Its influence in not limited to any particular section of our society but has its great effect over younger section. According to their interest, everyone make best use of media channels but knowingly or unknowingly they are exposed to violence related programs and negatives news too.
While it has many positive effect on our society but it can lead to blind following which in turn have negative effect to our life. The advertisements these days target teenagers, in turn they are becoming more brand conscious. Asking for I-phone or play station at very young age is not new thing in today’s modern day world.
Also over exposure to sexual content in advertising, magazines, television shows and music videos make the children furious and vulnerable to unwanted hormonal changes in their body. Often seeing models and actors with ‘sexy’ appearances in the advertisements and movies gives unrealistic goals to youngsters.
Yes, media has a high influence on the way people think and behave in a society. But I think media is effecting the minds of youngsters more in negative way than its positive influence. Violence and criminal activities have increased among youngsters. Thus not only does media influence the thinking of a person but it also influences a person’s actions.