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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: English
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The media has done more harm than good

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THE MEDIA HAS DONE MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO THE SOCIETY Can you imagine life without TV?, or without computers, the internet, radio, newspapers, or any other form of media? Just imagine a day in your life, without any form of media, how would it feel? We all will have to agree that beyond doubt, life really would be miserable, and so, even though we may not realize it, but the media has become a very important part of our lives. The media, whether electronic, or printed, is a great convenience to us. It enriches our lives by either informing, educating or entertaining us. It is huge way of conveying public views and opinion to the world, and it promotes freedom of press and speech. The word 'Media' is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as, "Newspapers, radio and television, which convey information to the public". The media on its own, does no harm to anybody. It is the society, the people that choose what they want to watch, hear and read. ...read more.

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Information can be continuously changed and updated. It can provide more in-depth specialist information than, say, a newspaper article because they aren't restricted by space. It can also be used by disabled people with ease. Television Television is another form of media. Information is broadcasted by a cable connection and is available as multi-media (sound and pictures). Television provides us with everything we need, from news, to educational programs to movies. It is a great way of relaxing. It provides a wide variety of information and entertainment. You can watch all the greatest events going on around the world, live, directly from your own house, without having to actually go to place where the event is taking place. You can also watch the world latest breaking news, or watch live debates and sports or movies, at very cheap costs. Other advantages are: good mass-market coverage; low cost per exposure; combines sight, sound, and motion; appeals to the senses Radio Radio is form of media whereby, information is broadcasted in the form of sound. ...read more.

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You can use mobile phones to communicate with people on the other side of the world, wherever you are. In general, we depend on the media for many of our comforts in life. And of course, as everything that has a good side to it, also has a bad side, the media does, sometimes affect us in a negative way, such as when children are left unsupervised to watch TV, they may watch violent and unsuitable programs which may induce voilence in real life. Also, over the internet, there is not always enough security and hackers may get your information and may blackmail you in return. But, come to think of it, do the disadvantages really outweigh the advantages? Does the media really pose a threat to the society? I think, after reading all this information, we can without doubt say that the media does more good than bad to the society, and after all, it is you who decides what to watch, not you TV set, so you can either decide to use the media to enrich your knowledge, or to make your life head in the wrong direction, the choice is yours... ...read more.

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