Media’s Role in Society’s Plights

The mediums through which media is transferred are ever evolving to provide more accurate news to a greater number of people. As we learn more and more about our society we come to the realization that everything is not as tranquil as it may have seemed. New mediums such as the Internet allow for the worst of mankind to be broadcast to millions of eyes and ears around the world, and as you would expect this leads to people who are not well versed in modern to believe that the medium itself is cause this. The mediums in which we receive media doesn’t create the information, it acts more as a messenger for things that are already happening. Before the Internet and television ¬†situations like the Brock Turner rape, BLM, and the Ryan Locke scandal would have flown under the radar. Without a way to get information to different groups and people, our progress as humans would stagnate and we wouldn’t be able to improve. The media shows us how bleak the current world is and always has been, the difference now is that we have the knowledge to change it.