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What are the effects of irresponsible journalism to the society?


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October 30, 2012 8:58AM

Journalism is an instrument for social change. It shapes up the public opinion.It performs an applauding task of providing information to the public and uses their opinion for the betterment of the society. All this makes Journalism a more responsible task. But the irony is, the quality of journalism is daily declining. Therefore, it is affecting the general public who are still opaque towards the more important happenings and know much about useless stuff like celebrities marriages, wardrobe malfunctions, gossip in bolly wood. As in bad effects, it is promoting the people who are already in power and lowering down the participation of the people who are in need of the nation's attention. Hence, many problems of the country are left uncovered and unanswered by the government, since the issues are not covered by the newspapers and other media. It is weakening as the fourth pillar of democracy.