Ronald Edwards, Jr. Edwards 1
29 October 2014
Media in Society
All through the historical backdrop of the United States, media has been the source in which the general population gets data over all parts of life, both inside the fringes of the United States and remote matters considered vital to the American open. People in the media should always report the news objectively but Walter Cronkite who was a trusted news anchor made subjective statements referring to the Tet Offensive and the Vietnam War. This in turn had a direct effect on the authority of the Lyndon B. Johnson, hurting his popularity after a while despite attempts from the government and other entities such as large corporations to control the mass media. Even though the media assumes an extremely critical part in day to day life inside this nation, additionally it has a substantial effect on long term decisions because of specific occasions that are occurring everywhere throughout the world.
The media plays an significant role in connecting people to government. Most people can discover new candidates for office, public officials activities, and the issues of the day. The news is important because it keeps an individual up-to-date with information that is happening all around the world. The information that is provided has value because of the regularly changing nature of the world. The various forms of media - primarily television, newspapers and radio helps get the message to a wider audience.
As a result, one of the most significant powers the media has it that of being able to shape opinions. The media's power to shape the American mind has often been criticized, but it can allow people to give feedback to the government. The job of the media, particularly national...