Network News is a part of people’s daily lives even if they do not realize that. Network News has control over the society because network news has become the main source of knowledge and information that people can rely on to know the news about what is happening in the world. Also, it affects people’s political views in different ways and people can change their opinions because of the information and the image the news is reporting. People are affected positively when they see good news, and they are affected negatively when they see bad news. Therefore, network news has an impact on people’s lives because network news can shape people’s minds, and it can affect their optimism in their daily lives if the news were bad. On the other …show more content…
The variation of types of people in the world causes a difference in opinions and perspectives around the world about political issues and problems. For example, different religions, standards of living, emotional levels, environments, ages, races, and different cultures can cause various political views. In “The Influence of Neighbors” Ryan Enos says that, “the space you live in and who is around you could affect your political behavior “It’s not just where people live, it’s who else lives there with them.” Enos is saying that people’s daily decisions are affected by their surroundings, and both the environment and other people can influence each other’s opinions and perspectives. But people still need a source that supports their views. Network News is the source where people get their knowledge about different political or social or environmental issues. Therefore, the images that network news shows about an issue will affect people’s opinions and points of view because the news will show the people by reporting who to blame and who is good or bad. Also, network news manipulates people by showing them images that will emotionally affect the people; therefore, some people will sympathize with the story. As a result, the people will be manipulated to change their perspectives and opinions, and they will change the side they are on whether the reports were biased or …show more content…
Misrepresentation is misleading the truth of something; in other words, it is when a wrong or distorted image is shown to the world. Misrepresentation in network news is sometimes done for a purpose because the news wants to reach their goal by demonstrating those misrepresented images. Therefore, the news is shaping people’s minds in an indirect way by feeding people false images. Misrepresentation in the news can affect some people that are being misrepresented by the network news. For example, the report cover the terrorist acts are being done by ISIS. (ISIS) “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria." Therefore, this gives people who do not know the truth a wrong image about Islam because all of Islam is being represented as a religion that is all about killing innocent people and terrorism. Also, the terrorist act of 9/11 was described in the news as an act by Islam. As a result, the report misleads the audience to think that all Muslims are terrorists, and people’s knowledge was all based on bias and misrepresentation images by network news. Also, this can affect some people in a direct way; for instance, the increase of hates crimes after the incident of 9/11. According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports program. In “Anti-Muslim hate crimes are still five times more common today than before 9/11” Christopher Ingraham states that ” Prior to the 9/11 attacks, the program
For example, American Muslims have had to endure horrendous hate crimes after 9/11 resulting in some even losing their lives. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after 9/11 the number of hate crimes committed against Muslims in America grew approximately five times the number then they had been before 9/11. This has created significant fear for many Muslims living throughout America. Many Muslims have experienced hate
As a result, televisions control the people, people spend most time watching tv. News stations show news of celebrities, rather than news about congress or politics. News stations are run by companies, people that run-in politics, the stations are to show what they want them to show. Also ads are bought for politicians to get their polls up in the elections. Politicians are searched out to be millionaires to buy their own ads.
As democracy grows within the nation, the public demands for the Truth. Not only for the overlying persona that the media puts,but the hard facts that are not told. Many question the credibility of news sources, some believe it to be a reliable source and others a exploitation of the mass people. This issue is a serious moral problem because the right information is not told or called to action. The media has shown bias and an increasing amount of censorship when presenting information, not only will this decrease the impact and importance of the news ,but it also limits the voice of society,since people are not being properly informed enough to take action on the issue.
Society expect to be constantly entertained; they have become so concerned with things such as who the latest star is dating, scandals, or dumb people doing rather idiotic things. Much of society have been consumed in their personal instant gratification and what makes them “happy”. When on an off chance that news does show things that are serious and impactful(not necessarily positive things that is happening in the world) people have become so numb that the best they could do is feel sympathetic and at worst continue on with their day. The other part of the problem is that those behind what is being published and shown on the news media have been absorbed in their avarice nature, whatever allows them to make as much profit they do. “Writing thousands of hours of coverage from what could have been summarized in a couple of minutes every few weeks, a new rhetorical strategy was developed, or-let’s be generous-evolved”(6), Saunders describes the new formula formed by mass news firms that would yield the most profit.
Have you ever listened to a news story and thought it sounded one-sided? Or have you thought the news didn't seem to report the whole story or the most important aspect of a story? Journalists possess the power to influence a whole group of people with their work. When writers input their opinion, they generate bias. Consecutively, this influences a reader's reaction to a topic.
The Media is a common source that many people continue to use to get important information. Journalists are known for seeking out the truth and making sure the public hears it. When the media presents to their audience the details about popular events it influences the actions and mind set of many which could cause them to react negatively or positively. In the memoir, Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals, the citizens in the town called Little Rock frequently used the media as a way of getting their voices heard. From back in the day to now, the media still holds a high influence on everyone regarding important information down to the common day to day activity of others.
If the media would report information as it happens with factual information, American would be left to interpret the data how they see fit. The Americans ' background and socialization will allow the information to be digested and interpreted in specific way. The media needs to be a platform to share information on a specific topic accurately, not a place to advance one 's
The media will pick and choose which topics to discuss according to the viewer’s ratings. The news media represent the news in a manner that will leave people coming back for more. They choose carefully what they want to report and by doing so they do not spread lies within the articles but what they choose not to tell the audience. The media shares what the people
The theoretical framework of this thesis is based on agenda setting theory and the concept of framing. Walter Lippmann intellectually founded the concept of agenda setting. Even though Lippmann not yet mentions agenda setting namely, he does indeed elaborate the theoretical foundation and the general ideas, which essentially define agenda setting theories today (McCombs 2004, 3). “His thesis is that the news media, our windows to the vast world beyond direct experience, determine our cognitive maps of that world” (McCombs 2004, 3).
Mass media affect our daily life more than any other cultural institution. They are our main sources of news and entertainment. The mass media can affect our purchase decision, voting behavior, academic achievement and so on. (Cengage Learning 2013), Because of this all encompassing impact of mass media, politicians, businessmen and government agencies depend on media to influence people.
Media are platforms of mass communication that can be categorized as either new of traditional media, with new media being forms of communication that make use of technologies such as the Internet, and traditional media being more conventional forms of media such as newspapers. Media, primarily new media, is getting more popular and influential, especially in today’s day and age since we are exposed to it a lot more than in the past and also since media is more easily accessible now. The media can shape our behaviours, perceptions and opinions, and it is important to know how people are influenced and impacted by it. The media can influence someone’s perception of social reality, or perceptions of beauty or even influence people’s behaviours and habits and therefore, the media does shape who we are. One way that the media can shape who we are is by influencing our perception of social reality.
According to Baran (2012) mass communication can be defined as “the process of creating shared meaning between the mass media and their audiences.” This essay aims to discuss the degree to which we are shaped by our interaction with the media. In order to achieve the aforementioned aim of this essay I will focus on the following: limited-effects theory, two-step flow theory, attitude change theory and agenda setting. The limited effects theory sets out that media influence is based on individual and social characteristics.
Media is critical in today 's society because the mass media performs a number of es- essential functions in our lives. First, they serve an information or surveillance function. Second, they serve an agenda-setting and interpretation function. Third, they help us create and maintain connections with various groups in society. Fourth, they help us socialise and educate us.
Hemira Ahmad 10/05/2015 HUM/186 University of Phoenix Effects of News Media Mass media has grown so much in the past century. It continues to grow and develop more and more and advances with new technology and information every day. Mass Media has affected the American Culture in many ways. It started with everyone getting their information from the newspaper.