Write about the following topic: It is becoming more and more difficult to escape the influence of the media on our lives. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in a media rich society. Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.

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Apr 26, 2013 14:10
Since media has broadcasted and published much information to a large amount of people for a long while, some people think that they can not avoid to be influenced my media. Especially in this internet society, people can obtain plenty of news and information immediately through media. As for me, I always try to correct information from as many media sources as possible to prevent misunderstandings. However, the more I struggle with, the more difficult I think.

Because of media, people can acquire a lot of knowledge and information much easier than past. And some news such as weather report, traffic information are really helpful and necessary for our daily-life. Moreover, some victims of tragedy were focused by media, which was a trigger of world wide charity actions. Form these aspects, media have been contributed greatly to our society.

On the other hand, there might be some problems and risks. Because information comes from media, which are organized by humans, and this means the possibilities of human errors and misunderstandings. Furthermore, media caused revolutions among the islamic countries like in Libya or Egypt. In those actions, the role of media was not so much, but affected many people to unite their opinion against their governments. (Of course, social network services had important role as well)

Personally, I think it is risky to get information from one medium. I also think it is impossible to live without influenced by media, that can change their form from paper and TV to the internet. And we always need more information and news. However, we have to use them appropriately and survive this flood of information.