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Post by Admin on Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:51 pm

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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by guillaume-baudiniere on Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:47 pm

I think the mass media are useful for informing the population. But they are too politically oriented and do not give an objective point of view, especially for economic policy. This is due to the reduced formas that are adobe. For me the most effective way is that of the investigative journal where we find the real job of journalist, which is very good Elise Lucet.

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Post by Marine ARTAUD on Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:39 pm

I agree. It's very oriented but it's essential to know the informations of the world. I watch the JT20h of France 2 or BFMTV, or I listen radio to know the news.
I like Elise Lucet so much too because she is a very journalist. So I looked a lot of her investigative journal (Lidl, free,...) and I learned so much things.
We have to pay attention not to believe everything, or we have to create our own opinions.

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Post by Alina.a on Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:30 pm

I also agree with the point stated above, but it is not always easy to have your own idea in a society, because mass media has a great influence on us. Due to the fact that we collect information through different mass media and it's so hard to stay with your personal opinion. Because when something happens in the world, each country will present this in its own way to his public, referring to politics which plays a big role nowadays. So we aren't always sure to hear the truth.

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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by CLOCHARD Alexis on Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:14 pm

Hi everybody,
First of all, let's go over the main advantages & disadvantages concerning mass media.
The most important advantage for me is that people get the latest news in a very short time. This helps to keep abreast of events happening around the world and not only in our geographical area.
On the on hand, concerning an economic point of view, mass media can in turn increase sales of the product, for example radio, TV, newspaper etc
On the other hand, this allows people to relax from their working day, their daily life etc... by watching for example entertainment programs and not continuous information.

The most disadvantage is that media process the information as they wish and we retransmit our visions and our opinions are particularly dependent on its information.
It is necessary to sort the information in order to be able to make its own opinion on news and information.
This is possible by diversifying the means of information (affiches, presse, radio, tv, cinéma, internet etc).
The other problem concerning mass media are some media contents are not suitable for children.

In conclusion, just like social network, media and information-gathering are things to use wisely.
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Post by Andreas Coursault on Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:06 pm

Hi guys !!
Personally, the mass media is a sensitive topic. Today, we are in heart of this topic as about ISIS. Charlie hebdo's newspaper is the perfect exemple. This newspaper show that you say everything on anything topic. They can express their opinion. I don't say that I agree with them. The consequences is that a part of population don't ready to hear difficulties things on their religion. I'm not agree with Charlie hebdo on some topic but it don't explain the attentat of isis. You can do this, it's just terrible.This is an exception but in generally that's why the mass media is a power of influence on people. You cannot do trust to every media. It's a mental manipulation. The media show you that they want to show you. So, it's necessary to take moves bak about informations.

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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Corentin Eberle on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:49 am

Since y'all decided to talk about propaganda
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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Corentin Eberle on Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:49 am

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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Corentin Eberle on Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:17 pm

It is important to know what is happening in this world but even more important to know if the information is reliable or not. When you look at the french media landscape, you see that about 40 people own every newspaper or TV channel.

Of course, these 40 people aren't the poorest because, as said by Jim Morison: "Whoever controls the media, controls the mind".
As a response to that, there are plenty of independent media growing or already existing, like Le Canard Enchaîné, La relève et la peste, Osons Causer... Still, they aren't always impartial.
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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Joseph Boursier on Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:04 pm

Definitely yes Corentin! (btw your picture is my pc background) The majority of mass media (TV, newspaper, radio) are controled by billionaires or millionaires. It's dangerous to watch mass media as innocent or simple-minded people because you will be oriented in a direction that the media have chosen  Twisted Evil . I believe almost every body is affected by media, by the information provided (this is normal, news have to affect people), and by the way that the information is provided (that the negativ aspect where media can take advantage of their role).
Fortunately, there is others kind of mass media, the independent ones   flower , in addition to those already cited by Corentin we can talk about hors serie, mediapart, bastamag, and we can find some of them on the Youtube platform.
(I dont know if we can considerate Youtube as a Mass Media because yeah the platform affect like a billion of users but individual channel affect just a minority of them... where is the limit between media and mass media?)

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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Aymen B on Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:31 pm

I agree with both of you, because in the mass media many truth is hidden depending on each one interest.

Real and awakening informations is not going to show up on TV like that, by just sitting on the couch and listening to a bunch of bullshit. Some research have to be done pushed by curiosity, in order to see what's wrong and what's true. And almost all the time journalists that say the truth are punished or put aside. Like Joseph said, there's other alternative like the independent ones and also some youtube channels.

If you give time to useless informations, you take time from the useful ones, and that's why in almost all mass media, talk a lot about stars and their whims, sports, ordinary times, and various facts.Theses are indifferents informations. And they take a lot of time from essential informations.
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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Ali Dmn on Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:48 pm

Before talking about the subject in detail. Let’s define the term “mass media”. Hence, from Wikipedia, we can read that “mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication. The technologies through which this communication takes place include a variety of outlets.
Broadcast media transmit information electronically, via such media as film, radio, recorded music, or television. Digital media comprises both Internet and mobile mass communication. Internet media comprise such services as email, social media sites, websites, and Internet-based radio and television.”
From a marketing point of view, a mass media is a communication medium with a high audience.

This term was generalized after 20s namely with the expansion of communication systems within the householders. Mass media is closely linked to the emergence of mass consumption and globalization.

Nowadays, mass media is almost present in every house. Unfortunately we can’t escape to this phenomenon. I’m saying “unfortunately” and I’ll justify my point of view. Advertisements and misinformations are flooding the different communication channels.
Moreover, it's less common in our days that the media is used in a correct way. Indeed, the whole actors behind these medium have purposes that completely differ from our proper willing. These objectives can be influenced by external factors but also internal to each human being. To illustrate, let’s take the example of journalists, they retrace the daily news of the world. However in my opinion, they can never be objective and describe an event without their proper interpretations because them in their turn are influenced by their proper environment, education, culture, convictions so we can’t blame them, it’s in human nature to be so. Moreover, since the young age, we were born in a way where we constantly judge and it’s like this since centuries. This judging habit can’t be changed in a day, it’s like the example of a tennis player who plays tennis since 20 years, you can’t tell him change his playing habit overnight. However by training, he will manage to learn and control his movement but this takes time.

As quoted previously, we can all accord to say that mass media can give a true control power on a person’s acting and believes. An information just like a seed, once planted in the consciousness, fertilized with the flooding information in a long term can forge an idea.

Nevertheless we shouldn’t be sceptical, these communications are needed to get to know what's happening in our world. However, we should screen the information, try to go beyond a simple reading, do our proper research about the information and compare the different information’s and the different newspapers.
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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Juliette Bouba-Olga on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:21 am

I agree with you !

I think that we are submerge by the media. Everywhere we meet informations, but the problem is we can't know what is really real or false. In addition, we see many pictures, informations, advertising par day, and our subconscious integrates them. It's difficult to fight again that.
An example to show that the media are pervasive is the story of Harvey Weinstein, before the article in the newspaper nobody speek about that, and now we speek about every stories like that.

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Post by Aymen B on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:59 pm

Yes ! mass media is the modern propaganda that influence us, like u said Ali, they plant a seed in our mind that blossom in our behavior and belief system...

I recommand you to watch the movie : Dune

which explains that those who control and have access to media have access to the control of the public opinion.
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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Eric CHOLLET on Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:40 pm

Hi !
Firts of all i think mass media is an opportunity but there are also disagreements !

It’s a good thing because if there is a mass media in France it’s because there is the liberty of expression. Not the same thing in North Korea. So with mass media we can find all points of views of every subjects, choose medias that you prefer.
Increasing of social nework can be associated to the mass media for me. Indeed, we can find a lot of information on social network because we are connected with the world.

However i’m inclined to think there is one major problem with the mass media : it’s the run for information. All media wants to send the information at first. So sometimes, a media send an information not verified, the mass media degrade the quality of some media. For example this morning the radio RMC talked about the die of a people who is always in life…^^ They only relay an information they saw on twitter…

To conclude, what about the dependent or independent media…
My impression is that we can’t opposite dependent vs independent as bad media vs good media…
Independent media have also sometimes problems with neutrality...for example this week you may  heard on media that the director of Mediapart (an independent media) doesn’t speak on his newspaper about the sexual assault of Tariq Ramadan…a friend of his…
So all media have sometimes subjects that they wouldn’t talk beacuse they have conflicts of interests but with the mass media i believe that we know all informations.

Have a good day !
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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by Anas Akrache on Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:05 am

Mass media fall into two types: the print media of newspapers and magazines and the broadcast media of radio and television. Today, advances in technology are blurring the distinction between the print and broadcast media. The Internet makes information available that is also published in newspapers and magazines or presented over the radio and TV.
Thanks to technology we can know news in real time nowdays. So it's easier to know actual facts always without problems. Technology help people to focus on news that interest each one.

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Post by Corentin Eberle on Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:09 pm

Do you think we are submerged by the news? Like do we know too much about what's happening all around the world? Does it scare us too much or is it good to know wether we are safe or in a good economic situation?
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Post by Lisa Amari on Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:21 pm

Today the media play a big part in our daily life ,and we have to confess that those media have got both positive and negative sides. On the one side , they're means of information, education , leisure etc .. In fact ,we're informed about the world's events thanks to the media like TV , newspaper , internet etc.. We can also use those media to educate ourselves in various fields such as history , science
On the other side they have got some negative aspects too , like trying to ''manipulate'' the people's opinions . Some media aim at forming , orienting and directing the public opinions. They also try to manipulate the people's thoughts according to their political orientations. As far as I'm concerned I think that whatever we say about the media we can't live without them.

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Post by Steve Bado on Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:38 pm

I agree with your opinion in the fact that we can't live without mass media because for me it's the best way to have the really informations about every country in the world. But i think that nowadays the social networks have the same fonction with mass media. Indeed we can have the informations with the Social networks in real time about every subject. It's the case of tweeter, Facebook...So We can considere social networks like a powerful mass media.

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Post by Gwendoline Borrego on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:11 pm

Corentin Eberle wrote:Do you think we are submerged by the news? Like do we know too much about what's happening all around the world? Does it scare us too much or is it good to know wether we are safe or in a good economic situation?
To answer, yes I think we can say we are submerged by the news but which aren't necessarily useful in the sense that it's always the same information that doesn't bring necessarily something more.
I also think it's important to know the reality of the world in which we live rather than to turn a blind eye to this. But in my opinion, mass media try in a way to scare us, they don't speak enough good things which also takes place.
And I don't think we know too much on the contrary we don't know enough, usually we only know those we want to tell us.

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Post by Chauvet Alexis on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:31 am

I think Steve is right, social networks can replace the organizations of mass media but on social networks, you can find false informations. Concerning the mass media, in the majority of case, they talk about special information and when they present these informations, they have already taken sides.
I agree qith Gwendoline too, informations in mass media are not full and in the majority of case we feel they don't say all they know.

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Post by Couillebault Thomas on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 pm

I don't quite agree with you, Alexis, the social networks can't replace mass media. I think on social networks, there are too fake news and the informations aren't sure and proved. Everybody can tell whatever about all topics, it's more subjective. But, social networks can be a support of media. After, I think mass media can influence somebody. It's for this, it's necessary to be critical and do not believe every thing.

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Post by Victor Brunet on Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:28 pm

« For lack of resorting to force to control the populations, we can perfectly control her by the opinion » – Harold Laswell, Specialist of the media.


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Re: week 6 - Mass Media

Post by hb on Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:51 pm

We have to keep in mind that the television, the radio, movies, internet and the press increase their influence on our culture, our behaviors and our minds!

So we have to be careful with the shared information around us and not believe in everything that is related on tv or in the internet.
We mustn't be sheeps but we have to create our own opinion about the world.

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