Essay on Media 's Influence On The World

715 Words Jun 20th, 2016 3 Pages
Our world has grown in many different ways with improvements in education, laws, but mostly our media. With the growth of technology and the internet the media has changed the way we view the world. Our culture is inclined to change and welcomes change through media because of it. There are multiple ways media can influence the world around us through religion, politics, ethics, and many more ways. With the internet around we learn about different stories around the world or we can talk to friends and family from all over the world. I for one know that I can not live with out our world or the media.
I believe mass media shapes culture. Everywhere you look there is media directing you one way or another. I think the media is always promoting people in ways, such as retail, politics as well as attitudes and moods. I also feel like the media sometimes speaks to one group of the world, movies and other forms of media usually contains certain ethnicities, middle- class families, and two-parent families, not the whole world is cultured that way. I think the media can alter ways of seeing things in a good or bad way although, the media has great purpose it also can promote unethical things, such as religion. The world tends to be scared of certain cultures or ethnicities and I believe that is due to all the negativity around the media. “Logically, then, the most powerful voices in the forum have the most power to shape our definitions and understanding.” (Baran pg. 15) With that…

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