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Impact of the Media on Society

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Impact of the Media on Society

          Media technologies are becoming an important aspect of today’s society. Each and every day, people interact with media of many different forms. Media is commonly defined as being a channel of communication. Radio, newspapers, and television are all examples of media. It is impossible to assume that media is made up of completely unbiased information and that the media companies do not impose their own control upon the information being supplied to media users. Since many people use media very frequently, it is obvious to assume that it has affects on people. According to the text book Media Now, "media effects are changes in knowledge, attitude, or behavior that result from exposure to the mass media," (386). This leaves us with many unanswered questions about media and its influences. This paper will look at how the effects of media are determined and explore the main affects on today’s society - violence, prejudice, and sexual behavior.

          In order to understand how media can affect society or individuals, it is first necessa...

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>>Heldenfels, R. D. "Worries about the effects of media on society have remained constant." Akron Beacon Journal. 17 March 1999.
>>Straubhaar, Joseph, and Robert LaRose. "Chapter 12 - Media and the Individual." Media Now: Communications Media in the Information Age. Stamford, CT: Wadsworth Thomson Learning: 2000.

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