Modern Society and the Influence of the Media
15 pages in length. Media influence has become a social mainstay in contemporary society. Not only do newspapers, radio, television and magazines strive to inform and entertain, but they also hold a significant power over what people believe. Since its inception, the standard of media presence was long a tool of integrity and fairness. Newspersons and entertainers may have embellished here and there in order to put more flavor into a certain piece or program, but for the most part, there was a distinct significance to an inherently honesty portrayal. Truth was a respected commodity in reporting of days gone by. The writer discusses how these days, the media have lost sight of what is important, whether that is with current events or prime time programming, often choosing to compromise social integrity. Bibliography lists 15 sources.