What Is The Role of Mass Media In Spreading Awareness?


Shelby MacNeil, Contributor

Does the Media Really Help? 

In modern-day times, technology is a huge help in our lives. People all around the world use this amazing form of technology to check their socials, engage in social activities, and numerous other things! Social media is also a very big help in spreading awareness all around the world! Although our devices can be a big help most of the time, they can also twist our opinions with all of the awareness spread. This leads us to our question: what is the role that mass media plays in spreading awareness of certain topics? 

The media is an amazing source to spread awareness to people around the world! The media comes in all forms ranging from television, radio, newspaper, and more. For example, you watch the news to be informed about what is happening locally or worldwide. These sources reach your community, which is a big group of people. 

“It denotes an item specifically designed to reach a large audience. It plays a vital role in creating and spreading awareness.”- Anand Narain Shukla (https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/268003804.pdf)

The media is designed to reach a lot of people. This is because when information is spread, they want it to reach as many browsers as it possibly can. 

“The media affects people’s perspective. Too much intervention of media in everything is a matter of concern.” -Anand Narain Shukla

Although the media is an amazing source to help spread information and awareness, you should always keep an eye out for misinformation.