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The Influence of Media

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Fizza Khalid

on 15 January 2014

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Transcript of The Influence of Media

Influence of Media
Roles of Media..
Change In Media?
Over the years, media has evolved from:
Print Media- newspapers, books, pamphlets
Electronic Media- television, radio
New Age Media- internet, smartphones

Media- What is it?
"A source of communication through which news, entertainment, education, data, or promotional messages are sent."
By: Fizza, Montana, Pavandeep, and Zsolt
Media- What is it?
Mass Media?
Social Media?
Roles of Media
Change in Media
Effects of Media
Brave New World
Influence in our society
Discussion Questions
Media has drastic influences which affect society in many negative ways.
Mass Media
Communication that reaches a large number of people in a short period of time, such as television, newspapers, magazines, and radio. (Dictionary.com)
Social Media
Consists of websites and other applications used for social networking.

Some Examples:
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr

Media plays four major roles...
Body image?
Misleading content?
Government Manipulation?
Loosing Focus?
Biased opinions?

Effects of Media?

Helps us to become more knowledgeable
People often believe what they are told
The Internet
Change in behavior
Lose our hold on reality
Comparing ourselves to celebrities
Grab our attention
We only see the benefits
Do we need it?
Brave New World
Media provides us with all the information on current affairs, history and other subjects.

Society can not distinguish whether the information is accurate or not.

This means that people can be easily manipulated by the people who control the media.

Discussion Questions
Can we conclude that the way to control people's thoughts is by controlling the media?
Why do you think that the media is so influential?
How do you think media will affect the next generation?
Will it be advantageous or disadvantageous?
Although there are countless, negative aspects to media do you believe that there are more positives to
media as well?
Protesting Media
Trained to live
Mustapha Mond refuses to publish reports by Bernard Marx
Conditioned to crave
Our Society
The "looker"
Consumed in television
Substance abuse
Character Building
Media in the future?
. ("Facts About Media Violence.” American Medical Association, 1996.)

"Brave New World", Aldous Huxley (1932)
Negative influences are put on society through media
Through brainwashing
Through manipulation
Lack of knowledge/ ignorance
Fictional novel, Brave New World
Media is power
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