Client’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Name/Course Number 4 July 2011 Television’s Effect on Society: Does it Foster Prejudice and Stereotypes? Television is a very powerful medium. The combination of sound and picture gives television the sense of realism and immediacy not found in communications previously. Until the invention of the internet, most families used television as the medium of choice for entertainment, to watch sporting events, and to get their nightly news. Television is still used as a “babysitter” for young children who are not old enough to use a computer. Because television can bring such realism into the living room on a daily basis, it also has the power to help influence people’s opinions and views. How good a job...The end:
.....sible watchdogs over the content they choose to show. The images shown on television can influence how society looks at minority groups and ultimately make people form opinions about themselves as well. Television is a lifelong educator that has the power to make us believe in either the good in people or the evil. Works Cited Alexandrin, Julie. “Television Images: Exploring How They Affect People’s View of Self and Others.” Multicultural Perspectives 11.3 (2009): 150-154. Print. McGowan, William. “Media Blitz.” Scholastic Update 22 Oct. 1993: 20-21. Print. Nelson, Thomas, Clawson Rosalee, and Oxley, Zoe. “Media Framing of a Civil Liberties Conflict and its Effect on Tolerance.” American Political Science Review 91.3 (1997): 567-583. Print.