Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on personal engagement with media. The influence of media has grown over the past few years especially with the advent of computers, the internet, smartphones, and tablets. All these technological advancements have given an impetus to the global information communication systems. in the modern media-driven world, new information, only a click away, travels faster and wider than ever before. In this respect, the media offers a platform for socialization to people without the need of having to travel in search of news and information.
Since time immemorial, the media has always been an important part of society and it is here to stay. however, things have now gone to the extreme because nowadays, I am constantly surrounded by different forms of media. The three main forms of news media in existence include the print media, the broadcast media, the internet, the print media is the oldest and most credible form of news media, and it comprises newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters and all other forms of printed material (“Working with the Media”). Even though just like everybody else, I do not read many print media, I still find it more reliable, comprehensive and up to date than all other forms of news media. The topmost newspapers such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post in America are always ahead of other news sources in terms of newness and credibility. Print media enables me to have a very comprehensive outlook on issues because it gives in-depth coverage of news items. In this respect, I am able to have a deeper understanding of issues by examining and evaluating in detail the facts of news as presented in the print media, and drawing my own conclusions there afterward.
Broadcast media encompasses all the news reports that are transmitted over radio and television, thanks to the many broadcast networks in the world such as .CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC in America. .