The Mass Media And Its Influence Of Mass Media

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Mass Media is refers to every medium or source which is used to connect and communicate with a large number of people at once. Mass media is communication whether written, broadcast, or spoken to reaches a large audience. This includes television, radio, advertising, movies, internet, newspapers, and magazines. Media help to correlate or co-ordinate various parts of the social system by gathering and disseminating valuable information. (Yeh. A , 2012) It acts as powerful agents of socialization by transmitting society’s cultural heritage and its basic system of norms and values. The message are primarily about reinforcing shared ideals such as justice, individualism, democracy and respect for the law. Media function as social control agents by gathering information, the media engage in surveillance of the social environment. 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. During election time, we witness politicians spending millions of rupees for political campaign through mass media. For the example, Malaysia 's coming election will be fought as much online as in its sleepy villages and bustling cities. Business firms across the

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