Essay Roles of Mass Media in Society

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Roles of Mass Media in Society
Term of mass media or press has been used since around ten decades ago. At early age, type of mass media that society knows was only printed mass media such as newspaper, flyer, or brochure, but as the century goes by, other type of mass media, such as television, radio and internet, began to appear. In a society, mass media has many functions, due to its capability; mass media could bring not only positive effects but also negative effects to society. Nevertheless, mass media still needs to follow the ethics which are set by each country.
Mass media is one thing that influenced the movement of the society as it is today. Mass media is also known as social institution which affects the paradigm of society.
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Roles of Mass Media in Society
Term of mass media or press has been used since around ten decades ago. At early age, type of mass media that society knows was only printed mass media such as newspaper, flyer, or brochure, but as the century goes by, other type of mass media, such as television, radio and internet, began to appear. In a society, mass media has many functions, due to its capability; mass media could bring not only positive effects but also negative effects to society. Nevertheless, mass media still needs to follow the ethics which are set by each country.
Mass media is one thing that influenced the movement of the society as it is today. Mass media is also known as social institution which affects the paradigm of society. However, the society could also influence the mass media, because consumers' thirst of information, mass media has to give information based on society's need. Even so, mass media has to know its limit in influencing the society, if the limitation is exceeded, it can lead to disunity caused by differences in perspectives. In addition, other than influencing the society, the functions of mass media are divided into six other categories.
The first one is to educate people. In this world where everything quickly changed, people need to know what happen in their surroundings. As information provider, mass media needs to give useful information to the consumers. Every content which is provided, both direct and indirect, with its transparency can
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