Why does media exist? Are they about information, or about sensation? A pit bull killed a woman during the last summer. Media such as T.V.A or L.C.N took that non-important news and took it to the front page; it created fear in the population. The government even had the idea of a law that would oblige the pit bull owner to let professionals kill their dogs. That example is one of many others. The real issue is that sensationalism in media can lead to disinformation.
First of all, media tend to use sensationalism in order to sell papers. In fact, news corporations are broadcasting non-... [+] Read more
In a perfect world, the media would be unbiased and would simply inform people of certain events and issues, instead of feeding them opinions. In the real world, this does not hold true. Because of the media’s powerful influence and presence, almost anything that they display is taken to heart, and strongly affects a population’s thoughts and beliefs. The media needs to act responsibly when informing the population, as to not cause damage or distress to a significant sample of the population at large. When it comes to Muslims and Islam, this becomes increasingly and alarmingly evident.
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As November approaches we hear nonstop talk about the presidential candidates for the 2012 election. From the newspapers to television commercials, the media is infatuated with the election. The media is the largest outlet for political parties to put out what they are going to do for us. At the same time, it is just as much a prime passageway for mudslinging. The election is greatly affected by the media and has been involved in politics dating all the way back to Eisenhower in 1952. It can change how a candidate is portrayed or exploited. This election, there are two people with two... [+] Read more