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(First draft) media paulagarro

  1. 1. UNIVERSIDAD LATINOAMERICANA DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA School of Education Professor Carlos Tánchez Newspaper Contribution: (First Draft) II Quarter, 2010 Grade: Student: Paula Garro Ramírez Group: THE EFFECTS OF MEDIA TODAY Have you ever think about the effects of mass media today? Everybody knows media even if they think they don’t know. Media it’s part of our life, is everywhere, television, radio, telephone, internet, newspaper, magazine, and all kind of way you can imagine to communicate. The problem is if media can control or alter human life. I imagine that at the beginning no one thought that the impact of the media would be counterproductive. Over time, limits have emerged to maintain control of what they can communicate and who they can communicate. Those limits are called censorship. I am really interesting to talk about censorship. I am completely agree with this because the mind is like a sponge and absorb everything he sees, no matter the age. But there are sensitive periods where people are more apt to learn from what they have been observed more than what they hear. I refer mainly to children and adolescents who do not have the ability to differentiate what is good and what is bad for them. For example young kids equate all of television with reality. Naturally, by the pass of the time kids are going to adopt new definitions and they are going to know what is real. Any way is incredible how mass media can change their points of view in early age.
  2. 2. There are many studies about the effects of mass media on people. For example, it is interesting to know that people living in the countryside, away from the media, are happier than those living in the city. This is because they are not afraid of insecurity, or concerned about the global economy, or stressed by a consumer society, where they must have, to be. And that’s what I call “the power of the mind”. People have to be careful with the influence of all messages that they receive daily through the media. In the same way media can have a negatively influence, also can have a positive impact on people. The media can be used to promote social development, instill values, and thinking skills. The point is that we expand our senses with the messages we see and hear, doing that people can interpret them in a constructive way. First Draft (70%) Task Requirements 4 3 2 1 Originality and Plagiarism 4 3 2 1 Organization and Transitions 4 3 2 1 Structures and Mechanics 4 3 2 1

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