Society and the Media

Topics: Television, Broadcasting, Mass media Pages: 2 (558 words) Published: June 2, 2013
Let me begin by defining of mass media. According to some experts in the field, Mass Media are the channels of communication that involve transmitting information in some way, shape or form to large number of people. People often think of mass media as/think mass media are only the news, but it also includes entertainment like television shows, books, radio, the internet and films or advertising. From my point of view a few years ago the news were/was principally informative, but nowadays, news have/has a alarming character due to the news events which affect almost everybody, such as our financial crisis, global warming, murders and so on. Technology affects how we use the media. The idea of everyone reading the news on a handheld tablet instead of holding a newspaper seemed so futuristic, but today it is a matter of fact. It is amazing that we can carry hundreds of books around on a small device. Of course, it does not mean everyone is ready to embrace it. For instance, older people who were not born with this kind of technology or those people who spend lots of hours/a lot of time working in front of a computer screen and when they get home, they do not want to spend extra time handling other similar devices. Therefore this kind of people could prefer to read news in a newspaper because it is more comfortable for them, but we must be aware that when we are reading the news in a publication, we are reading news that happened in the previous day. Hence, if you want to be informed about the latest news or breaking news (noticias de última hora) you should use another kind of device/other kind of devices such as a TV, radio, tablet, computer and so on. TV is another media that has the power to attract people through its imagery and entertainment. It offers a wide variety/range of programs, but many of them are sometimes broadcasted at inconvenient [ˌɪnkənˈviːnɪənt] hours. I am referring to certain cartoons, whose dialogues /ˈdaɪəlɒgs/ are not very appropriate for...
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