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Blog 4: Public Media

I personally believe that the availability of public media
is necessary or at least highly important for a community to be properly
informed. The media is a very powerful tool on its own, as a source of important
information it is even more powerful. The media alone generates loads of
information for a wide range of audiences so that a person can usually use the media to find whatever they want or need. Having the access to such forms of diverse information is great to begin with because of all the more information it can generate or at least spread amongst citizens. Using this type of informational pool for the community to keep citizens informed makes sense because
everyone in the community can get information that they personally are interested in. I believe this would create more interest in community information for citizens and could even cause citizens to become more involved in the community because people would be more interested in the information available to them. Of course the media has its pros and cons which should always be considered when doing anything with the media in a community. However I personally believe that the benefits can outweigh the conflicts.

  1. November 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    OK, but the issue for this post is not mass media in general, but public media specifically. Public media is media that is supported by public (tax) dollars and does not make a profit (like most other media).

    So this question is whether this type of media (like PBS or NPR) is important for a community or if, perhaps, it is less necessary in the day and age of a lot of different media sources. Your post doesn’t address these issues.

    • November 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      Well I would still say it is important because non profits tend to focus on community information and helping the community where as other media sources, specifically for profit, are focused more on making a profit.

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