Media Sensationalism is defined as the style of
reporting news to public which involves use of fear,
anger, excitement and crude thrill undertake by the
media to increase the viewership ,ratings and lastly
Sensationalism is so deeply embedded with all the
channels that the distinction between accurate and
inaccurate news has completely vanished.
News about their breakups, relationships ,anger
problems or be it any private matter is instantly
shown and splashed in all the channel of
The most recent was a case where the
mother was acquitted for the child murder by
But media channel already etched her as a
murderer in our minds making her life a hll in
I don’t think anybody would ever believe her
side of story and even though she was found
not guilty , papers and news telecaster had
already crucified her as a devil in disguise.
Similar, last year it was the swine flu craze
which had seen most of the office having low
attendance, schools being empty and roads
bearing a deserted look.
The report was true but it was escalated by
the media to such a height that even if
somebody sniffed we were rushing to the
The solution to avoid sensationalism in media
lies in limiting media exposure and choosing
what to watch.
News sources often bombard you with the same
negative stories over again .
Sometimes, small incidents or events in the lives
of celebrities and politicians are hyped, in order
to make them more sensational.
Instead, watch good programs that carry healthy
content, content, engage in positive activities
and encourage other to do the same.
Media has served as a boon to mankind.
It has provided us with an exposure to the world outside our cozy
It has resulted in an exchange of views on a subject of a wide variety
of people from all around the world, there by leading to a global
exchange f information and knowledge.
It has brought out easy ways of communication and provided us with
easliy accessible means to reach out to people in various part of the
Thanks to technological development, we have been able to obtain a
platform that enable us to present ourselves to the rest of the world.
Media serve as the best means for a speedy spread of news about
important incidents or events taking place.
The speed that technology has achieved is helpful in times of crisis
when media is to be used for reporting news needing immediate
To some extent, media is responsible for
generating negative feeling among those
exposed to it.
If children are bombarded with fight
sequences, stunt work, suicides and murders
through books or movies, they are bound to
leave a scar on these mpressionable minds.
And not just children, the unpleasant can
impact even an adult’s mind.