Media Influences On Our Perception, Knowledge, Attitudes, And Beliefs

1650 WordsNov 23, 20167 Pages
Media informs and influences us, as well as it impacts our perception, knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about certain things that take place. June 12, 2016 was a tragic night at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, initiated a terrorist attack, killing 49 people and wounding 53. He used an AR-15-style rifle and a handgun to carry out the attack. The hate crime took place just shortly before the club was supposed to close. When people started hearing bullets being shot, they started to hide under the bar, on the ground of the dance floor, in the bathrooms, looking for exits wherever they could. This is one great example of a tragic occurrence that received a great amount of coverage worldwide, and it sparked a large amount of interest, reaction, and attention from people. I want to discuss five articles specifically, published within a week 's time of each other, that are written with different intentions for different audiences. The first of the five articles would be an article published by CNN on June 13, 2016 at 11:05am, “Orlando shooting: 49 killed, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance.” This article is very similar in context to an article published by NPR also on June 13, 2016 at 7:29am, “Orlando 's Deadly Mass Shooting: What We Know Monday.” Both articles had the same availability of resources for the most part, since they were published the day after the shooting, only hours apart. The introductions are written in the
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