Mass media has both positive and negative affects, but I believe that it has far more advantages to offer to the world than disadvantages. From taking us to a far off land to teaching us about the intricacies of the life inside a colony of ants we learn and experience things and events that no humans ever before in history have experienced through this miracle we call mass media
Mass media is a powerful way of spreading the knowledge and information. Kudos to those who first invented this concept, if not for the advances in the mass media the world wouldn't have been as it is today. It virtually brings the whole world to our door. There are many who has never had the chance to be at an ocean or desert, but still they are able to describe how it is. A great example would be the fantastic execution of the olympics 2008 in china.
Not everyone in the world can get into the olympics stadium to cheer their countries. But no one can take away your luxury of sitting back on the couch and njoying the stunning performance of the partcipants.
We human beings are social animals living in groups and societies. What can be a more effective way to communicate with larger groups than mass media? It is the easiest way to keep oneself updated with the current affairs and to know the contemporary world. It increases the general awareness in the masses. It is the means through which the government can communicate with its citizens, and viceverse. On this front mass media is also called by many as people's voice. Mass media acted as a very effective way of communication when govenment wanted to make its people aware of the family planning methods.
Its share point portal where people have the chance to share their experiences. Individuals have the opportunity of learning from these experiences. An example of this would be articles like "How to present yourself in an interview", "how to deal with your adolescent kids". Needless to say we also get to read many articles on...