The Importance Of Publishing On The World

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Publishing always have a significant impact on society in different era. The process of publishing can be broadly defined as the distribution of information to the publics. Publishing impacts different aspects of the society, such as education, politics, science, entertainment so as the cultural values. Different mode of publishing such as traditional books and EBooks have been introduced into classroom which help students to learn. Transformation of publishing methods on the one side, help facilitate progression of rate of literacy and education; on the other side, may lead to critical issues on information controlled by high position person nowadays. In this essay, there will be critical analysis Gutenberg evolution…show more content…
(Myke, 2013) As information and knowledge were produced as books, data can be keep as long as they can, so as the information. In that time, invention of printing eased more accessible and wide spread of information, people can learn and gain knowledge from reading books. In the past, people learn by orality which it people taught by speaking; in the mid 15th century until late 20th century, people learnt by reading. Therefore, it help to increase rate of literacy and education as more and more people can learn from the books. Gutenberg modes of publishing were not only alleviate progression of knowledge, but also contributed to the liberal democracy. Advent of printing press allowed wider spread of information and dissemination of ideas which is the key factor of rebirth of publics in Europe and massive cultural movement, the Renaissance. (Kreis, 2012) As “information was limited to those who were fluent in Latin due to the control of the Roman Catholic Church” (Olson, 1996), shows that information was controlled by church and religious leaders at that time. Development of printing weaken dominance of the church and create a means for literacy works. Mass information can be accessed to middle class to lower class, so that information and knowledge…show more content…
WikiLeaks is an international, non-profit, journalistic organisation that publishes secret information, news leaks and classified media from anonymous sources. (Wikipedia, 2015) As sensitive data and information can be exposed on WikiLeaks, there will be a problem of national security and government security. If those data can be easily exposed online, there will become a challenge to social norm as if general public can access to those sensitive data, it will leading to an increase of crime rate. Indeed, the largest problem of WikiLeaks is the credibility of the source of data, as it is assumed anonymous for the source of WikiLeaks. Once again question about the credibility of online source and also become an ethical problem as the source of WikiLeaks may be information leaks from the government which is illegally abduct from
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