Essay on The Impact of The Social Media on The Society


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Running head: JournalismThis essay will focus on the research questions like mentioned below: -What is the role of journalism with the new media? What is the impact of the social media on the society as well as on the journalism? What are the different factors affecting the social media changes and also analyzing themore changes that may occur after five years.This Research essay will include how the mass media industry has developed and improved interms of the accessibility, influence, and impact on the society. Surveys and interviews wereconducted to collect the information and database. Introduction: This research essay talks about the role and the effects of journalism and socialmedia on society. These new media, journalism and society are interconnected with each other.News is said to the important information that is conveyed to another individual through thedifferent mode of channels. Newspapers are the oldest mode of communication and it isconsidered to be the best model for conveying the information. Looking at the previous data, inthe year of 1994, there are around more than 14,000 newspapers that distributed among thepopulation of 55 billion people. With the passage of time, the news is more accessible than everbefore through the medium of Television, internet and social sites. Talking about the journalists,they basically use their power and status to emphasize on the perception of the society regardingthe benefits of the journalism [ CITATION CTh13 \l 1033 ].1

Running head: JournalismThe journalism with a sense of some objective had only been seen in two professions- one isteaching and other one is ministry. Role of Media: Communication is the process of exchanging and sharing of ideas, views andinformation from one person to another person. Whereas the mass media is defined as thetechnological means of sharing information, ideas, views and opinions through the masscommunication devices for the different audience. A message can be transferred to the massaudience by number of ways. The oldest media are newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and booksand this type of form is called as printed media. Another medium is the electronic medium whichoffers an entertainment, opinions and information through the mode of Radio. One more form ofmass media is television that also comes under the electronic medium. Social media refers toradio, newspapers, cinema, television, and the internet [ CITATION JAl10 \l 1033 ]. It consists of avariety of modes by which senders can record information and transmit them to a large numberof people quickly. The mass media play a tremendous role in our lives. We are showered bymedia messages on daily basis. Today, most of the information that we get to know about ourlocal, national and international news is only through these mass media, which is very differentfrom the situation before 1999. As per the records, TV and the internet were introduced in 1999and mobile phones in 2003. The information and views shared through these channels have agreat impact on routine lifestyle [ CITATION NNe09 \l 1033 ]. Through the channel of media, people came to know about the country's five year plans,development programs, and education systems, and this information encouraged people to2

Running head: Journalismbecome part in the development of the country. Therefore, understanding the important role ofmass media and, its impacts on society and culture, and determining its future direction hasbecome very significant [ CITATION NFC12 \l 1033 ]. The Ministry of Information and Communication, conducted media impact studies in the year2008 and 2013, which shows the trends of media evolution, its impacts and challenges. Thisresearch paper helps to provide information about how media accessibility, its influences, and itsimpact have grown up over the years and provide policy recommendations. The outcomes andfindings presented are based on the observations, survey results and Questionnaires.Data and Methodology: In order to check the influence and impact of media on society, we usedata gathered from our original interviews and surveys conducted in November. Regarding thissurvey, we first selected two districts out of 20 randomly Behrain and Iran. Questionnaires weredistributed to 100 people, and we finally get responses from 86 people. The target populationincludes all age levels, from 14 to 57 years old, and consisted of students, young people,government employees, and retired civil servants.The survey questionnaire contains 15 interview questions as follows.Q1. How frequently do you make use of services provided through community resource centers?1: Never, 2: Almost never, 3: Sometimes, 4: Almost always, 5: Always3

Running head: JournalismQ2. What is the best medium of engaging people in discussions about politics and democracy?1: TV, 2: Radio, 3: Newspapers, 4: Mobile Phones, 5: Social media Q3. Does mass media changes your opinion? Yes or NoQ4. If yes, does it change your behavior and attitude towards particular subject?1: Never, 2: Almost never, 3: Sometimes, 4: Almost always, 5: AlwaysQ5. Do you think your opinion is being considered by the media? Yes or NoQ6. What type of priority is rural and minority news given in news reports?1: Not a priority, 2: Low priority, 3: Neutral, 5: High priority, 5: Essential priorityQ7. Do you have easy access to national news and public announcements? Yes or NoPlease explainQ8. Are you aware of the media policy in society?4

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