Here the public is what elects you into office so if you don’t please the public, chances are you will have a short career in politics. If you hold an unpopular view on a political subject you can be subject to criticism or outright attack. This goes for any citizen but is especially true for the politicians in the public eye or personalities on television, radio or any other media outlet. Public opinion is greatly influenced by the media. How we get information in today’s society is very important.
The Biased Media and Its Effects on American Interest Towards Politics In America we value the freedom of the press. The press is the one place where most Americans go to get educated on issues facing their community, state, and most of all nation. Everyone knows that the media plays a major role in Americans' lives; however their role of gatekeeper is not completely understood. The press decides which issues to report and how to report them. In order to improve the nation and world, the media should present their unbiased findings to allow people to make up their own minds.
It has changed our public opinion of some matters due to the information on the news that we feel is a reliable source. It has made society lazier as you can get everything you need from the I... ... middle of paper ... ... Without media, the world would be entirely altered. We would collect our news in different ways, people would become independent on the perception of themselves. We don’t realize the influence of media because we have relied on it so much that it became almost second nature.
One quote from my readings says, “Under the protections and privileges of a free press is the responsibility to be fair.” Journalists make decisions while editing news. Each decision involves value judgments. Decisions have consequences that are direct and indirect as well as deliberate and not deliberate. Moreover, journalists’ decisions affect real human beings. Those decisions can sway thousands of people’s attitudes on topics such as political problems.
We live in society today where the media plays an alarmingly big part in how we see the world, and how our opinions are formed, whether it is from what we watch on television to who we vote for. The media has helped to make our society a democracy by placing emphasis on issues that at one stage in time would have been considered strictly private issues such as child birth, homosexuality, child care, domestic violence, and sexual harassment. Due to this democracy we now look differently at politics, and are more active in whom we want in office, and how we want our children to be raised. The globalization of the media has increased our access to information about people and events around the world, but in the process it has also shifted issues on what should or should not be in the public domain. The media performs an essential part in our democracy socially, politically, economically and culturally.
Without lobbyists, the facts and statistics that need to be addressed about current issues would not effectively be presented to the government for personal review. Even more importantly, the citizens need to be well informed with the facts that will allow them to make decisions on how they want to live their lives in the voting process. The lobbyist is able to provide well structured information on special causes, which would otherwise be left unorganized and without valid standings to be reviewed by the people and government to make effective change that the people and organizations want and need.
the press,Television, and social media are all forms of public communication and have a significant role. The press is the most important part in the formation of public opinion. The press report current events and interpret them to the readers or viewers. This helps people take part in the affairs of the country. It teaches the people to make improvements to the government as a common interest.
The Power of the Media in Politics The mass media possesses a great deal of influence in society and politics in the United States. Newspapers, radio, magazines and television are able to use their own judgment when reporting current events. The power of the mass media is an asset to the government in some instances and a stumbling block in others. Recent technology and regulations related to the media have improved the means by which the public can get information. The final say in what goes into a story, however, belongs to the reporter alone.
This ability which the news media obtains, gives them the power to influence the Public Opinion which influence on what they believe what action the President and Congress should be included in the country’s political agenda. Elections results are also critically affected by what is said throughout the media since public opinions are centered on what the media says. During the early years of the United States, most of the citizens would obtain their news from their local newspaper. Print media had the ability to be more detailed about their news which gave them the advantage of influencing their readers. Although this is still an effective way to inform people about news, but it did have some disadvantages.
First of all I would like to examine the job of a journalist strongly believe that the main skill a journalist should have is the ability to get the news or information and give it to the people without changing it. By being honest and telling the truth and by having reliable sources, a journalist manages to gain respect and esteem. In order to be a good professional, a journalist has to work in many levels. It is very important to make research, to take photos or videos and to be sure of the authenticity of the story. Then the story should be written with objectivity before being published to newspapers, magazines, websites, the radio or on TV.