How does mass media influence society?
Media also limits peoples thinking capacity although it projects lot of ideas and views of people from different streams of life. This affects the youth in the society who lack in experience and sometimes blindly believe in what they listen to. And many times the news covered are over exaggerated and it seldom concentrates on the area which needs real attention. By doing so it diverts the societies attention away from the actual problem. Media should do just to their job and are responsible for the development of the society at the same time expressing the right news with the right content.
Mass media communication has the potential to negatively influence individuals who are vulnerable to the power of suggestion. For example, countless young girls suffer from anorexia nervosa or bulimia. Varies studies have supported the contention that mass media which represents females as too thin can have a negative influence on their emotional health.
Mass media denotes a section of the media specifically designed to reach a very large audience such as the population of a nation state. The term was coined in the 1920s with the advent of nationwide radio networks, mass-circulation newspapers and magazines. However, some forms of mass media such as books and manuscripts had already been in use centuries. The term public media has a similar meaning: it is the sum of the public mass…
Media has a strong influence on society. Media is important to the economy because companies can market themselves. Media is important to keep people informed on the world around them by sharing news and events. Social media is important because people are able to stay connected and communicate with other people in just about any given location of the world.
I belive that mass media has affected our society both positively and negetively. It has programmed our thoughts,how we dress and how we relate to one another.Certain images shown on television influence kids to misbehave,disobeying parents under the impression that its cool.Disobediance leads to distruction,that leads to teenage pregnancy, drug abuse etc.On the other hand mass media can persuade young kids positively:if you tune to programmes that motivates positive force.
Media affects our society in several ways and controls the direction of society. Television is a source of media that has a strong effect on society today. It is important to look at the influence of television because an average American who subscribes to cable TV watches over 8 hours of TV a day. (Harris, 22) There are both positive and negative impacts media has on society.