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What changes could improve the quality and usefulness of information provided by news media and/or other media sources?

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What changes could improve the quality and usefulness of information provided by news media and/or other media sources? These days we are aware of what is happening in the world through news, newspapers and a whole lot of other media sources. But are these good sources? How is the quality of these sources? How reliable is everything that is in these newspapers or that is in the news? These are some of the questions that I'll be discussing in my essay. Nowadays, many people believe almost everything they read in newspapers or hear on the news but is that something we can do? Can we, the people, actually believe everything that is on the news? ...read more.

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Are all sources the media uses credible? No, they're not and the main reason for this is that we don't always know where the media obtains its information. There are a few media sources that show where they got their information from but not all of them. The government should make sure that everything in the news and newspapers is referenced and that the sources are credible. They can do this by employing people who check all the information before it is publicized in the newspapers. People will then have more faith in what is written or said in the news and they will find it easier to believe it. ...read more.

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These sites can give the wrong information and when the media uses this information without knowing it isn't true it will unwillingly put the wrong idea across. To sum it all up, the media should make sure that their sources are reliable and the government should keep an eye on this by employing people who check everything before it is publicized. This way people will get the right information. The media should also make sure that it gives both sides of the story. Because when they only show one side, people will automatically assume that that is true and will not create their own opinion. People should be able to create their own opinion and they can only do this when they know both sides of the story. ...read more.

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