UNIVERSIDAD LATINOAMERICANA DE CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGIA
School of Education
Professor Carlos Tánchez Newspaper Contribution: (First Draft) II Quarter, 2010
Student: Paula Garro Ramírez
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
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
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.
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