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The powerful media barons have always altered broadcasts to achieve their personal or corporate agenda. What purpose does the media serve now? Measuring Bias on Television by Barrie Gunter has elaborated on the idea that news was originally set up to act as a national tool to stir thoughts. But is it? No! Is the media even enlightening the public now? After careful speculation of mass media and the communication world, I am under the impression that broadcasts have been used to entertain, frighten and cause controversy as a means to keep people watching.
First off, the media serves as an authoritative power. It strikes the public as informative, knowledgeable and some may even go as far to say that to audiences, the media is omniscient. With this being said, it can be noted that the media serves a power even higher than itself: major corporations. The communication industry acts as a vehicle of promotion for ten major corporations. According to excerpts taken from Stuart A. Kallen’s At Issue: Media Bias, Robert W. McChesney discusses how power operates in our society. We are domin…
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