Essay On Mass Media Influence

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Mass Media Influence We live in a world where the media dictates what we see and the decisions we make. Technology is growing at a faster rate than ever before and it’s becoming unavoidable. Just in our class alone, how many people have access to mainstream media and internet? Nearly everyone. Now putting this on a global scale, the mass majority of developed nations have access to this. The mass media feeds into this demand for new, thriving aspects in culture. Much of the population makes choices based on what they’re being fed by the media. From billboards to news stations, to commercials and annoying ads, these are all correlated to controlled media. The mass media is dictating what everyone sees, including you and me. Subliminal messages are everywhere. Subliminal messages are messages or signals are frequencies so low that they are created to pass beneath the normal restrictions of our awareness. These messages may not be obvious to the alert mind, but they are clear to the unconscious. These can range from short photo/video clips to sounds and smells. Higher consumer rates can be correlated to places like the movies, malls and theme parks. In these places they use lighting, music and scents to help control consumerism. The scents help drive the customer to buy more by triggering elevated moods.…show more content…
The population soaks up what is given to them, and the majority of the time we don’t realise what we are taking in. In the news, there have been stories that don’t seem right, and times we’ve noticed that they move past a breaking news story so fast and move to a much lighter and happier subject to ease our moods. It’s a strategy to keep the views up. While this isn’t all that hidden, it just makes us wonder what stories they aren’t sharing with the public. Yet, some stories on the news that we see can be on the other end of the spectrum with being full of fake news and people called “crisis

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