Does the Media Have a Negative Influence on Young Adult?

1194 WordsFeb 20, 20185 Pages
Malcolm X said, “The media is 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.” This statement was made about media over forty years ago, so is it possible for a young adult in today's society to escape the control of media? Media is everywhere, therefore young adults are subject to see and utilize it on a daily basis! Young adult's decision on what to wear, what to eat, what to love, and what to fear is based on media influence. These influences that the media has on young adults are not positive and there are various reasons why. Media is massive in itself, therefore it comes in many forms and these forms have created an unsound reality for young adults. Media is used to communicate messaging and those that are negative directly affect young adults. Advertisement is one of the most powerful forms of media. Advertisement's main objective is to make an announcement that captures consumer's attention, in order to promote a product, service, or express an opinion. Propaganda was the very first form of advertisement, that took place during World War One. The government used Propaganda to control the people of their country by printing disturbing illustrations on posters and in the newspaper that depicted other cultures in a certain manner, to intentionally raise emotion and eventually create hatred. In today's society young adults are blinded
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