Negative Effects Of Mass Media On American Culture

Throughout the years, mass media has profoundly affected American culture, on its way of life and on the individuals exposed to the media. It is the primary means of communication that is utilized to achieve the vast majority of the general public. “Media often hypes the basic facts or information and presents them so as to increase the superficial appeal of things.” (Mondal) Alongside mass media, tourism and the commercialization of cultural events also have a big influence on regional cultures. Nonstop exposure to the media has affected various people, in which the majority of them are uninformed of the real facts and fail to realize that the information being presented to them is not completely true. (Quail) Due to that, tourists see regional…show more content…
They can form or modify the public opinion in different ways depending on what is the objective.” Mughal discusses how mass media assume a colossal part in taking control of the general public’s opinion based on their essential goal. Each and every activity of media influences the general public and the people in some sort of way. (Mughal) Media has the ability to make tourists quit going to Louisiana during Mardi Gras season, by publicizing negative events. (Mondal) The author says in “Negative Effects of Electronic Media on Society and Culture!” that, “Media have changed the cultural and moral values of society. A majority of the audiences believes in what is depicted by the media.” Mondal also expresses that the media are capable enough to have an impact on audience’s opinion based off what they promote. By featuring negative events of Mardi Gras, the media influences the audience to feel that Mardi Gras simply is another inefficient holiday. (Rose 360-361) The media takes advantage of the individuals and influences them relying upon their objective. Mass media picks up a considerable measure from covering the regional cultural events since then they have something to advance by hyping the unnecessary information in a negative way. (Mondal) The general public stands to lose scope of cultural events from the media because they know…show more content…
During this time, the commercialization of Mardi Gras increases, as private and local companies begin to advance their brand with the cultural event, Mardi Gras. As a prior resident of New Orleans, Jason talks about his experience celebrating Mardi Gras in Soulard. In “The Commercialization of Mardi Gras”, Jason says “As soon as you arrive in Soulard you see hundreds of booths selling alcohol and food. Each one of these booths is sponsored by a company. Some booths, like the Captain Morgan booth, will give out free shirts with the Captain Morgan logo on them.” Jason discusses how business is promoting themselves by the commercialization of regional social occasions. All through regional cultural events, companies dependably have tents up with their logo, drawing in people to come over and promoting their special features going on.(Jason) Jason goes on to say, “I had one strand of beads with a Captain Morgan logo on it, one with a McDonald 's logo on it, one with a Bud Light Lime logo on it, and one with a Smirnoff logo on it.” (Jason) Jason talks about how the clearest sign that Mardi Gras been commercialize was his collections of beads at the end of the day. During Mardi Gras, the beads are one of the most important and obvious symbols of Mardi Gras, and even those have been commercialized. The business has not left a solitary part of Mardi Gras that hasn’t been

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