The Media Influences Public Attitude Essay

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The media, who influance the publics attitudes towards issues such as the mental health stigma, have the ability to determind individuals perceptions and opinions on important matters due to the way they present the information. For example if the media were trying to create a barrier between those with mental illnesses and those without this could easily be done by only publishing negative stories reguarding the situation.
The Press Complaints Commission
The press complaints commission (PCC), which is a regulatory independent body for British magazines and newspapers, it the editors code of practise. It acts as a self regulation serive and deals soley with complains and the content of magazines and newspapers. The main aim of the PCC is
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The media, who influance the publics attitudes towards issues such as the mental health stigma, have the ability to determind individuals perceptions and opinions on important matters due to the way they present the information. For example if the media were trying to create a barrier between those with mental illnesses and those without this could easily be done by only publishing negative stories reguarding the situation.
The Press Complaints Commission
The press complaints commission (PCC), which is a regulatory independent body for British magazines and newspapers, it the editors code of practise. It acts as a self regulation serive and deals soley with complains and the content of magazines and newspapers. The main aim of the PCC is to protects the rights of individuals of the general public, therefore if an individual were to be unhappy about the information being publicised the PCC would become involved in the situation. The PCC quote 'We proactively advertise our services and reach out to people who may be in need of our help. We aim to promote high standards by developing clear guidance and practical principles through our rulings, and offering training and advice to editors and journalists' (1) However, although they aim to protect the public they also have the need to give the press appropriate freedom with their publications.
The PCC, who enforce the Editors Code of Practise, consists of 17 members. 10 of which have no connection to the magazine or newspaper
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