There are heard many negative opinions about media. Some people assume that media only controls humans minds and make them stop having their own opinion. Some even believe that life would be better without any kind of media, but they don’t think about importance of it. Media has very important role in the society and we would be lost without it. If you don’t believe, here are some proofs.
First of all, there wouldn’t be such thing as democracy without media. It is like a mechanism that informs the society about malpractice. Media make people aware of all kind of threats. Nowadays politicians are fighting for power and dominance by any means. They steal money from taxpayers and suppress common people. Only thing that restricts all of that is work of media. It’s the only way how to open the eyes of common people and make them fight beck, that’s why politicians are afraid of journalists. Media is one of the pillars that can increase the freedom and reduce the injustice and oppression, by simply providing the information to the society.
Media also has influenced the development of civilizations and still has an important role in development of today’s society. As the media is the main informant of all the actualities and newest information, it helps to spread all the discoveries and ideas. In ancient and medieval times it was mass gathering that informed society, later it was printed media and nowadays also television, radio and internet has joined. Just think of how much slower the society would have developed, if there would be no chance to inform the people fast and simple. There would be no chance to cooperate and find out what’s new. There would be discoveries, but no one would know about them.
Media is also the only force that can save people from danger. What’s the first thing you do if there are some signals about natural disasters nearby or other global danger? You turn on the radio or television to find out what’s happening. There are no other ways how to transfer the information faster and more operatively. Media has saved many lives before and will do in the future as well.
Also just staying informed is important. Even if the information doesn’t impact us directly, we need to know. No matter if something is happening right next to us or in some remote regions of the world. It refers to all the actual information. We need to know about newest discoveries, politics, environment, society etc. Without this information we wouldn’t feel safe.
You can see the benefits from the media. Despite the negative aspects of media that really exists, there is no life of modern society possible without media. They lead the society and helps to achieve more.