Essay about Media 's Impact On Society

1024 Words Oct 15th, 2015 null Page
In this modern world, Media has become a very important factor. Its significance in the running of today’s society cannot be put in words.
It cannot be refuted that media has a vital role in molding our society today. In my opinion, our media choices determines and reflects greatly who we are . Media is considered a ‘Mirror’ of today’s society and is said to directly influence the perspective of individuals. It is media that helps the masses to get information about a volume of things and also helps to form opinions and make judgments regarding various issues. For example, In a study conducted by ‘Pew Research Center,’ 47% of consistent conservatives get their news from ‘Fox News’ while Consistent Liberals are divided between ‘CNN’ (15%), ‘MSNBC’ (12%), ‘NPR’ (13%) and ‘New York Times’ (10%). [Mitchell et al. 1]
My media choices are a reflection of the person I am and the values I believe in. In view of the fact that I am a Nigerian Pentecostal Christian, there are certain things that I cannot listen to or watch. For example, I cannot listen to explicit songs or watch movies like ‘50 Shades of Grey’ or ‘Nymphomaniac’ because they are in contrast to my values and beliefs. I also consistently use my acquaintances media choices to determine who they are and whether they are individuals I want in my life. My best friend once told me a quote by J.K Rowling that has stuck with me for a long time, It says “It is our…

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