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Role of Media

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Role of Media In Society - Constructive Or Destructive?
Written by Breaking News Online Team Saturday, 30 April 2011 12:06 -

News Desk: Media has occupied a place of immense importance in today's society. From the recent Anna Hazare episode to candle light vigil march for Jessica Lal case media has done a lot more than just providing News. Media today is making the world smaller.

 

Media plays a key role in forming people's opinion creating awareness amongst people and to quite an extent helps bring justice to society. Life practically is unimaginable without the media.

 

The fight against corruption, for example, has been largely fueled by the media. The recent 2G spectrum scam, Adarsh society scam, CWG scam all were brought to public notice and brought the politicians under scrutiny by the onus of media.

 

But, on the other hand media has it fair share of negatives. One of them, being the intense commercialization of the news channels in order to gain viewership and rake in money.

 

News channels compete fiercely to increase their TRP's and sometimes end up over emphasizing on items like Rakhi Sawant or Salman Khan's marriage plans. This reduces their stature to mere entertainment channels.

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Role of Media In Society - Constructive Or Destructive?
Written by Breaking News Online Team Saturday, 30 April 2011 12:06 -

 

A fine example of TRP race can be seen in the non-stop reporting of the five year old boy Prince falling into a well and then local politician visiting him after rescue. This emphasizes on the attempts by the media to capture the viewer's attention through glamourising minor accidents and create situations of anxiety and suspense.

 

With the increased glamourisation of the media comes along the nonsensical non-required coverage of the Poonam Pandey going nude for the world cup stories.

 

At the same time constant coverage of unfortunate incidents like the 26/11 brings the nation together against...

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