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Difference Between Today's Media Coverage on the War and Past Media

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 10:03 AM
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Over different wars, media has progressed in its


technology to show viewers more coverage.   It has


given us a chance to see a war thousands of miles a


way on their living room television.   It shows us


things that are going on around the world, that at one


time took months and know only take seconds. Coverage


has changed a great deal sense our previous wars.


    In today’s war, we can turn on our television and


see bombs getting dropped on Afghanistan.   In our past


wars, we would never see any coverage of the war on


our television. Today we can see war coverage on many


channels.   Before, we were lucky to get pictures and


even then they might be distorted.   Society has been


effected by this, because they want to be informed


about the war, and they dont want to see just


pictures.   I also believe they want to get a feel for


what it is like in Afghanistan.


    In the past, it may have taken a long time for


news to get back to the United States.   Today, we can


turn the television on any time of the day and watch


the war coverage.   A channel such as CNN covers it


twenty- four hours a day, seven days a week.   It took


many months for stories to get back to the U.S. in our


past. Media has effected our society by making it


impossible for a government leader to make a decision


on anything with out public opinion because of how


fast news gets back to the U.S. It has also effected


our society by getting us informed faster, quicker,


and easier.


    Presently, media has one on one interviews with


our enemies. This shows that society has grown so


accustom to reporters that our hostile enemies will


communicate through them to talk to us. In the past,


we would never communicate with...

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