News media have become influential to our lives and that is a negative development, to what degree do you agree or disagree?
News Media ----Angel, not Devil
It’s not difficult to hear people complaining about how much they are over occupied by the flow of information. Yes, advanced media has easily pushed us into a century of news. Some may argue that, with the hit of news media, people are gradually losing themselves since they are drowning in the pool of information. However, positive aspects brought by news media always exceed negative ones. I’ll illustrate my points in the following two aspects: the convenient life, and the updated news.
Just imagine what life was like 50 years ago, when the only sources of news were those limited newspapers and uncertain rumors from one person to another. The transmission of news was so hard that it was almost impossible to finish all important news within a short time. With developed news media, however, things are much different now. Let’s take a glance at a normal person. He brushes his teeth while watching morning news on TV, listens to the radio in his car, and scans news websites on the Internet. Getting in touch with the trend seems to be no hard task to him, and so are we. Life, with the aid of advanced news media, becomes more and more convenient.
We have been so urgent to grab the latest news that hardly can we ignore them. In the past, it might take days or even weeks when something occurred in New York finally reached the newspaper published in Beijing, not to mention those transmitted by mouths. Now, the situation is not the same. A quick click on the mouse leads you directly to the news world, and exchange of information becomes more important than never before. Yes, via Internet and cell phones, you can get almost whatever you want to know immediately, and that’s absolutely one great gift that news media brings to us.
Of course we can’t deny the hard situation of modern people when their lives are over occupied by news media. However, how can we ignore the developing world? With proper regulations and restrictions, people will find themselves firmly tied to news media, and that’s an everlasting trend.