The Influence Of Mass Media

749 Words3 Pages
HUSK TITTEL “People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.” (Jess C. Scott, 2012) Mass media is a significant force in modern culture, it affects us in ways that we may not be completely aware of. Take for example, your vocabulary, most likely you will have a phrase or quote that you have picked up on through media exposure, maybe it is a phrase that is easily distinguishable among viewers of a certain show. For instance, “legen wait for it dary” said by Barney Stinson in how I met your mother. In addition, you may also be affected by other media than just television shows, gamers are a sub-culture were you can often hear words like “pwnd” “leet” or “epic” is this something good that we want in our culture? Another point to consider, is that the media affects more than just your vocabulary, it also affects fashion trends and even certain behaviours, hence the quote “people are sheep, TV is the shepherd” (Jess C. Scott, 2012) and that is what this text is going to be about, how the media exposure affects us in our day to day lives. Therefore, Firstly, I would like to discuss how the media have affected us in a negative way. Secondly, I would like to talk about what positive effects it may have on us and thirdly, I would like to give my own opinion on the matter. Firstly, I would like to discuss how the media have affected us in a negative way. People today spend multiple hours a week on watching television and may not be aware how much it affects their day to day life, young teens

More about The Influence Of Mass Media

Open Document