Essay on Media and the Effect on Today' Society

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Media and the Effect on Today’s Society
Pamela J Funsch
HUM_176
August 29, 2010
Jerry Voltura

Abstract

In this paper I will explore the subject media and the effect on today’s society. The research information was gathered from two websites. The role the media plays in delivering the media to the public is an important fact covered in this essay. The significance of news media on culture and society is huge and changing from day to day. The social responsibility the news media has regarding ethical and legal compliance online. A few of the key supporting thoughts are as follows. The different forms of media and the various delivery methods to the public. The advantages and disadvantages of modern delivery. The changes in
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The media is to entertain, but more important to inform and to avoid conflicts of interest. News markets would love to earn the respect of their viewers. Providing the truth and the most breaking news this improves their ratings. Once the news media violates that trust people will find another form to get their news. The media has a huge influence on the public opinion. The media and their owners need to be held to high levels of accountability. They should stay in compliance with the laws, codes, and regulations. The legal and ethical issues for the online community are the same as if it were not online. Oftentimes it is easy to violate these online than if gathering information from the textbook or encyclopedia. It can very easy to post a picture and if this picture has a copyright then it would be a violation of copyright infringement laws. Sometimes it is easy to miss this and we often use material found on the Internet without permission. There can be legal ramifications from this action. Technology is a part of our everyday lives and our world. The way the news and information is reaches our homes has improved considerably over the last 20 years. Technology is a science and offers areas of study in regard to this science. Some advantages of the modern delivery is the convenience of reaching many people at one time. This is helpful for many reasons a few include health information, such as outbreaks, salmonella scares, just to name a
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