1. How has
media developed over the past 50 years?
Over the five decades, the traditional media has
taken a completely different form. It was mainly caused by the Internet and the
spread of democracy. As the internet developed, the media has become more
interactive and accessible. Now, there are so many more platforms to deliver
news, and people can even produce their own news and show it online. Another
trigger was the spread of democracy. The public demands for open and
transparent information has cause the media to be more outspoken. In a
nutshell, it has brought about tremendous changes and it will continue to
2. How are newspapers different these days
compared to the past?
There are a number of differences between
conventional newspapers and modern ones. In the past, newspapers were made with
papers and only delivered to the readers every morning. However these days, you
can read newspapers online, which means you can read news real time as it
happens. Also with the development of mobile technology and smart phones, you
can watch news wherever you are. So, all in all, the newspapers are more than
the media be censored?
As far as I am concerned, the media needs to be
censored to a certain degree. The freedom of speech is an important right to
protect democracy. However, some people abuse it and broadcast violent and
graphic images on TV or the Internet. I think in the range of not invading the
freedom of rights, we need to censor the media to protect children and young
viewers from being exposed to unnecessarily graphic images.
4. How can media influence young people?
The media can have both positive and negative influence
on young people. As for positive effect, young people can be inspired by great
people’s stories told on TV. For example, the story of Huh Young Ho, a famous
mountain climber, has inspired lots of young people to pursue their dream even
though it is hard to achieve. However, it also has a negative influence. These
days, we see a lot of young people on news who commit a crime and claim that
they were just copying a scene from a movie or drama. So we will have to be
well-aware of the impact of the media on young people.
Useful Idiomatic Expressions
things go hand in hand, they are closely connected and
be considered separately from each other.
our efforts must go hand in hand with students’.
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