Billions of people worldwide use social media networks. Media makes people listen and see and therefore forces them to reflect on a message. Therefore, media has a positive influence regarding the effects of disasters because it enhances safety, criticizes events occuring in the world, and raises awareness.
This often has an impact on people and the society. Popular culture throughout the years has become a major part of why the entire world is so much more connected today than it has ever been. Popular culture by its terminology, literally means culture which is popular. The fact that popular culture can reach out to a wide audience helps its benefit of reflecting the society itself. In my opinion, popular culture simply reflects changes in attitudes, morality and values over time.
It is, therefore, a basic right. The freedom of speech and expression is regarded as the first condition of liberty. It occupies and preferred an important position in the hierarchy of the liberty. Freedom of speech and expression means the right to express one’s own convictions and opinions freely by words of mouth, writing, printing, pictures or any other mode. It thus includes the expression of one’s ideas through any communicable medium or visible representation, such as, gesture, sighs and the like.1 In modern time it is widely accepted that the right to freedom of speech is the essence of free society and it must be safeguarded at all time.
This action is called culture globalization (Ma 258). Globalization makes a positive impact on society, for it brings people together. Two differing cultures can connect by sharing art. Art is used at a language for societies to communicate with another, and this can lead to making positive changes around the world. An example of art that has positively changed society would Kendrick Lamar’s hip/hop rap album, “To Pimp A Butterfly.” This album has many songs that bring racial awareness
I have no doubt that the media has a huge effect on the mindsets and beliefs of people that are exposed to it. From advertisements trying to persuade you of how amazing their product are, to kids wanting to be like their favorite super heroes. The media has an enormous influence on people of all ages. While this influence is not always the same among all countries, it is present nonetheless. This makes it an important component in society’s perception of many controversial issues, including mine.
It is used to quickly transmit images and information to incredibly large groups of people. While a majority of the content the media produces is used for entertainment, it does contain underlying messages that are not solely created to entertain. For example, Thirteen Reasons Why, a tv show, was entertaining, but it also showed how people need to reach out to each other and fight the stigma of mental illness. The media can be used as a force for positive change. For example, the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) uses a twitter page to send posts about mental illness to a large audience.
With the evolution of technology in some decades, mass media have been becoming extremely powerful in shaping people’s ideas since humans’ way of thinking is depend on their previous experiences and the recent information they gain, and the media is supporting in gaining these additional knowledge. As mass media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet, are designed to deliver not only information, and latest news about political affairs, science and technology improvement and climate changes around the world, but also all kinds of entertainment like games, videos and music created by performers, artists and musicians for the humanity to be amused and to release stress from their pressure of work, studies and etc., to the large audience all around the world, it is likely for the society to make use of it to be in the mainstream, the universal thought of prevailing things. It is very imperative to think over whether the media is prominent in people’s everyday life and activities because it affects the important aspects of people’s lives, thoughts and attitudes that are the most crucial parts of the civilization in great measure. This essay describes about how the mass media shape people’s ideas of firstly cultures and traditions, then education and lastly fashion for all age and gender, and the benefits and disadvantages of these. Initially, it can be observed that the media impacts the cultures of every country.
However, if seen in a broader perspective these rights extend to the freedom of speech, access to press and media, the freedom to choose a way of living i.e. a religion, access to adequate information, education, freedom to hold and become a part of gatherings and a right (under certain conditions) to carry a weapon for safeguard purposes as and when required. Each individual also wishes to enjoy the freedom of expression (i.e. speech, thought, emotions) and is allowed to convey those in a respectable manner without hurting the emotions and feelings of others. The idea of human rights is very simple yet it is powerful: that people have every right to be treated with respect.
It affects us greatly when we make optimistic or pessimistic, evil or moral decisions. Most media stories offer realistic plot lines that enable us to constitute a common and relatable culture in the society we live in. Learning to comprehend, construe and condemn the meaning and hidden messages is important as we are immersed in a cradle to grave society. Media are sometimes misperceived as a source of cultural pedagogy. They contribute greatly in educating us on how to act and feel, what to believe, think, and fear.
It is pivotal in reaffirmation and creation of attitudes we have. This is also reinforced by the Social Learning theory (Bandura, 1969) in which mass communication is also a propellant, those who control the media has the power in allowing us to learn just by observation alone. This power has been undermined by individuals at times, however, it has a key role in providing a platform in addressing unjust circumstances and social inequalities. Though there have been improvements in media landscape the marginalization of ethnic minorities in the media is accountable for a lot of prejudicial and discriminatory behavior towards