Misinformation in the Media

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.

Right or Popular?


          The system we have in Canada, which is not very different from the American system, is a three part system. This means that we have only three major parties debating for the votes and all the other parties have no actual force. Is this because their ideas are not good and people do not agree of them? Not really.

The Gender Problem in Media




M[us]lims: How the Media Feeds [Us] Opinions

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.

Ethics of Cat Videos, Guacamole, and Twizzlers

EXTRA! EXTRA! The news industry is struggling to make profits.

This is not breaking news, as statistics have shown the print industry’s rapid decline and the expanding number of online news sources over-saturating the market. It is no surprise that making money in this industry is difficult. That is why in recent years, publishers have succumbed to their advertising partners’ new strategy, called native advertising.

YouTube a lack of "professionalism"


Counterpoint: YouTube Lowers the Quality of Entertainment. By: Rich, Alex K., Wagner, Geraldine, Points of View: YouTube, 2013

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Not in the lens of the media.

The media plays a huge influence on the self-esteem levels of women and girls. The illusion of perfection often has negative psychological effects.

2012 Presidential Election

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.

A Dangerous Mindset

 My blog post is going to be about an incredibly important issue, that is, the media’s effect on woman. This is a topic that is very important to me and I have done some of my own independent research on this topic in the past. The way in which advertisements objectify women and movies and television often depict woman as explicitly sexual beings has a tragic effect not only on adolescent girls but woman of all ages and races. However, I do believe it is our adolescents we should be most concerned about when considering this issue.

A Public post in Media 101

Apr 2012

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