Media And Its Effect On Society Essay

2336 Words Dec 8th, 2016 10 Pages
Media has been continuously changing through the years. Media is defined on Dictionary.com (2016) as “the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence people widely”. The earlier forms of television were a black and white picture; the quality of the image was poor and the effects were often far from realistic. As technology advanced along with producers’ abilities to create more realistic effects restrictions and rules had to be put in place to block out and minimize unacceptable aspects in media, which is defined as censorship. The recent hit T.V show Game of Thrones has turned many heads with its intense action, gripping story, and compelling world. However, Game of Thrones is also known for having practically no censorship whatsoever which has caused some people to question whether what Game of Thrones portrays on screen is appropriate or not. I have noticed (in the last couple of years) an increase in a lack of censorship among some of the most popular T.V shows compared to before Game of Thrones came out. While a lack of censorship may have to do with a general progression into what one views as acceptable, what if Game of Thrones has defied the previous benchmark for censorship. Now (possibly) amongst Game of Thrones success, has the show changed what content is displayed and deemed acceptable to broadcast on television? It seem that newer shows are attempting to match the grit and power of Game of…

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