MassMedia

School
Park University **We aren't endorsed by this school
Course
PY 100
Subject
Statistics
Date
Aug 29, 2023
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4
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Lucas Knapp Intro to Mass Media Professor Nyquist May 15th, 2020 Current Problems in the Media Link to article/video : https://www.dailysource.org/about/problems#.Xr8rPm5FyUk Questions: 1. What has led to higher levels of insecurities and why is it an concerning issue in the media? 2. How is the press using sensationalism in the media and why does this impact the people? 3. Why are media outlets investing in less quality work? How does this affect the audience who are reading and viewing these media outlets? 4. What does it mean when the media doesn't cover itself? How does this affect the integrity of the information provided to the audience? 5. Many mistakes in the media are left uncorrected. Why does this happen and how do we fix this mistake as a consumer? As an 18 year old in this current society. It is very important to understand not only what the media is but what problems you may face while interacting with it. Mostly everyone has been
involved in the media in some way. Whether that be through snapchat or even the local news channel. Gaining knowledge on the problems that occur each day throughout the media. Helps with understanding the information better and may prevent from tricks that it may play. These five questions that I have written out should lay out a better understanding of the current problems, why they occur, how to deal with them, and how to avoid them. 1. What has led to higher levels of insecurities and why is it an concerning issue in the media? The public's confidence in the media has been on a continuing decrease. Most of the information that is being provided by the news, websites, etc. Are becoming less credible and stating less factual information. This is leading to the people to question what is being said as either facts or just plain lies. This is causing a lot of doubt in the media. Most people search for answers and such from the media and if the information provided becomes less factual. Then, it's going to affect not only how people may learn but could form false opinions. 2. How is the press using sensationalism in the media and why does this impact the people? The press are using sensationalism in many stories in order to help sell papers and get more views. Targeting people's emotions has been a tactic that has been around for many years. However, we are seeing more negative and emotional stories being told in the media. Whether that be, murders, car wrecks, shootings, car chases, and even frightening epidemics. These stories truly do impact the readers emotionally and maybe physically. Over time it is hard to continue to read about the bad in the world. We don't see too many stories or reports about all the good in the world. This takes a toll on a lot of people because they see nothing but bad things in the
world. Which makes not only myself but others see the world as a scary and bad place. 3. Why are media outlets investing in less quality work? How does this affect the audience who are reading and viewing these media outlets? With technology booming and becoming more sophisticated. A lot of media outlets are cutting back on the people that are employed. They are relying on technology to gather information rather than the people. This creates less quality because it is cheaper and lacks the humanistic character traits that are given by a reporter or analyst. Which affects the audience because the work could become less credible or even harder to grasp. 4. What does it mean when the media doesn't cover itself? How does this affect the integrity of the information provided to the audience? With a change in media we see less people who actually continue to do the full press of a story. This causes the information to fluctuate and become less credible because we see more than one view point on one story. In the end, it is corrupting the information that is being read by the audience. Which is leading to confusion and less truthfulness of a story. With the integrity being corrupted it is hard to determine what is a lie or what is the truth. 5. Many mistakes in the media are left uncorrected. Why does this happen and how do we fix this mistake as a consumer? It is becoming more occuring in the media to see the press not give notice to readers about errors in their information. This is done because adding false information seems to help sell more papers. Adding these stretched lies or over dramatic information tends to catch the reader's attention. Which is all media outlets truly care about. Not only that, but editors tend to be scared to admit to their mistakes that they have made. Rather than fixing their mistakes they tend to just not say anything because it doesn't affect the editor's image. In order to fix this problem it
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