The Impact Of Media On The Media

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Three roles were given to the media according to the Constitution and are roles that they must follow. However, the media has not been following those three roles and instead has focused on reporting other issues that have no importance at all. As a result, the media has been highly criticized since it has only been reporting only the government line on issues because the media is owned by six corporate conglomerates. Although the American media has changed throughout the years due to the media ownership, it has negatively affected the media in several ways. One of the negative effects of the current American media ownership model is that the quality of the media has deteriorated. For example, this is happening because the corporations are unwilling to spend money to hire reporters that will actually focus on government affairs and issues that need to be reported and for people to be informed. Instead, they have reported conflicts and other news they report such as the weather and sports to keep the audience attracted to the media or simply the channel. Because corporations are unwilling to spend money, the news media tend to report foreign news short, and episodic, which tends to often make people confused about the issues. Therefore, the quality of the media has deteriorated because the media has been reporting foreign news in sections. As a result, people seem to understand the issues less and less about foreign policy and foreign affairs. Because they are owned

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