• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Religion and the media

Extracts from this document...


Religion and the media The media is a form of communication to large audiences; Mass media. The biggest form of media is TV, but there countless different types of media: * Radio * Film and video * Print (newspapers, magazines, direct mail, etc.) * Photography * Electronic (E-mail, the Web, etc.) The media is quite new in some aspects but is already a crucial and important role in people's lives. It communicates things all over world to people, and it reproduces modern society's self-image. But some people say that the media destroys the individual's capacity to act for themselves. Media often perpetuates stereotypes which can be either good or bad, but most of the time very patronising. The media is becoming increasingly important to peoples lives everyday, to buying a paper every morning to see the worlds news to downloading music as soon as it comes out. ...read more.


But most of there religious broadcasts are still of only one faith, mainly Christianity. Where as ITV (formally known as Grenada) do no religious programs at all. But channel 4 does a variation of different religious TV programs and documentary's from all different faiths, here are some examples: * Women Bishops First shown on Channel 4 in July 2005 Katie Streten traces the history and outlines the arguments for and against the ordination of women as bishops in the Church of England and comes to her own conclusions * Great British Islam First shown on Channel 4 in October 2005 Sun reporter Anila Baig traces Islam's centuries-old relationship with Britain and discovers that it is more creative than most people realize. * Gay Muslims first shown on Channel 4 in January 2006 the experiences of five gay/lesbian Muslims in Britain challenge the heterosexual bias in Muslim communities and illustrate the diversity within Islam. ...read more.


Which a well-rounded person would realise is not true and only the fair few are suicide bombers for reasons we do not know. But the media do not publicise anything to do with the good side of the faith, because it might change people views of the faith and go against what the news is telling them. The media almost always will twist a news story to the way they think and to what they believe. This means a lot of things in religion are twisted against them but people still believe it because the media is such a powerful influence. The media involves itself in issues like terrorism because it affects the whole world they also involve themselves in issues that they don't believe in and are against for example the Islamic headscarf and berka. I think the media can be a good and bad influence because ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Religion in the Media section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Religion in the Media essays

  1. Discuss the merits of theories of secularisation with regard to religion in modern Britain

    Durkheim, as we have seen, emphasised the functional role of religion (as did Comte, of course, albeit in a different way) as an integrating mechanism in any society. In this respect, the "decline of religion" was seen by Durkheim to be probable, but not inevitable - it would only

  2. Religion and the Media

    The 'Heaven and Earth Show' is a magazine programme that contains discussions, video clips, interviews and debates about various moral and religious issues. It appears on BBC every Sunday morning. Viewers may phone or email the programme to give their views on the subjects discussed.

  1. Religion and media

    While then interviewing of young girl, Susan Manlove, they show what Susan was like before she had menijitis. They then show her with it, and talk about how it has effected her, like what she can and can't do now.

  2. Religion and the Media

    It also showed someone who has set up a holiday business for disabled people was inspired by God to do it. All of these issues were shown and dealt with, with subtlety and sensitivity so viewers would not be upset or offended by someone else's views and were able to make their own judgements on how God could help them.

  1. Religion and the media

    On the heaven & earth show a, magazine program, there were women who very sexist on it. Women on this show thought they were superior to men even though they were not, according to the bible. The bible says everyone is equal.

  2. religion and the media

    Are Religious People On Television Made To Seem Out Of Touch With The Modern World? Sometimes I here people on the television saying that religious people were made to seem out of touch with the modern world.

  1. Religion and the Media

    * An interview with Yuri Geller discussing his alleged psychic powers, from fork bending to mind reading Russian political for the C.I.A: * Recipes for the Sunday lunch: * Sex, lies and cover up - a discussion with 2 American Christians about whether president Clinton should carry on as president

  2. Discuss the merits of theories of secularisation with regard to religion in modern Britain

    However Steve Bruce (Religion in Modern Britain, 1985) referred to this process as 'social differentiation'. He argues that the Church used to provide values and morals to individuals but now society is more individualistic and this is no longer the case.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work