Essay on The Media and Its Responsibilities

2727 Words Apr 23rd, 2011 11 Pages
The Media and Its Responsibilities SOC 120 Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility

The media has become a major factor of our times and the influence it has on people young and old. You would think that the world has enough influence all around them during their everyday lives and then we come home and turn on our televisions, pick up a newspaper, a magazine, or even the computer and it is all right there. Over the years the media has been more open and I believe that has a lot to do with the growing of our minds and our children’s minds and they are just trying to keep up and keep people interested even though it may be a little risky to show no matter what station it is on. We have to be careful and protect
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The power that the media has can destroy morals that we try to instill in our children and ourselves as to what’s right and wrong. It is up to us that are in real life society listen, watch and read media carefully without being too passive. When looking at all the different reality shows that are on television now and days almost makes it hard to not be influenced but we are only influenced by what we let or minds believe rather it be reading, listening, or watching the different media influences around us. The media is the vehicle through which knowledge and values are transmitted and accessed in society. The media tend to glamorize the issues of today’s society and the people we look up to just to get the attention of others which is going to bring more revenue to the company that is advertising the information. Even though, they probably paid off someone to get the information they are giving. Most of them have little or no concern about the target audiences; they simply know what sells and who the target audience is to sell to. They leave it up to the parents to make the media available to their children or to block them from reading, listening, or watching them so that they do not think that these things are right for them to be doing because usually they are glamorizing the negative things we do not want our children to see or be exposed to before they are ready to take it in and understand what’s really being done portrayed to them to be

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