Mass Media And Its Effect On Society Essay

1149 Words Nov 19th, 2015 null Page
According to Malcolm X, “The media 's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that 's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” Mass medium, or mass media, is a form of mass communication that is intended to reach a large audience such as: TV shows, movies, music, newspapers, magazines, advertisement, and the internet. Mass media plays a vital role within American culture and many other countries. In fact, mass media can be seen within the daily life of almost everyone in the industrialized world. Mass media often portray messages in many ways. Ways messages are passed is through advertisements of products, fashion trends, politics, news, and many more. The most common forms of mass media would be: video media, advertisements, magazines, and the internet. However, there are several controversial issues that come from the mass media, like body images for example. Body images are the mental image of how one perceives their own body, either by self-observation or from the reaction of others. Everyone perceives the body differently. Because of this, how the mass media portrays body image is very controversial. The question is if the body image the mass media represents is positive or negative. Moreover, is the mass media truly at fault for these images or is there another factor that contributes to it? People will have different opinions to this, but as for me, I believe that the body…

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