Media plays a significant role in shaping how we view, understand, and interpret events and information.
From traditional forms of media, such as print and television, to the proliferation of social media platforms, we are constantly bombarded with information and perspectives.
Therefore, it is important to be media literate and approach media critically, evaluating the sources and biases that may be present.
In this blog, we will explore quotes on media and its power to influence, the impact of social media, representation and diversity in media, and the evolving nature of media in the digital age.
“I cannot overemphasize the value we place on a free, independent and outspoken press” Nelson Mandela.
“The newspaperman has become a walking plague. He spreads the contagion of lies and calumnies.” Mahatma Gandhi
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” Mark Twain
Whoever controls the media controls the mind. Jim Morrison
“The freedom of the press should be inviolate.” John Quincy Adams
“All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgarize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.” William Bernbach
“All I know is what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.” Will Rogers
“Whoever controls the media–the images–controls the culture.” Allen Ginsberg
“The media is the right arm of anarchy.” Dan Brown
“The media’s power is frail. Without the people’s support, it can be shut off easily by turning a light switch.” Corazon Aquino
“The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.” George Orwell
The media is supposed to be custodians of the facts and watchdogs of government. For the most part, they have neglected to be either of those things. Janeane Garofalo
“Today, the media dictatorship is becoming a substitute for military dictatorship. The big economic groups are using the media and decide who can speak, who the good guy is and who the bad guy is. Danny Glover
Media is the nervous system of our culture. Gary Malkin
“Newspapers have developed what might be called a vested interest in catastrophe. If they can spot a fight, they play up that fight. If they can uncover a tragedy, they will headline that tragedy.”Harry Allen Overstreet
“The press is like a woman: sublime when it lies, and it will not let go until it has forced you to believe it. The public, like a foolish husband, always succumbs.” Honore de Balzac
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell
“We are all servants of the news industry, and we are all working together to manufacture the consent of the public.” – Noam Chomsky
In conclusion, media plays a central role in shaping how we view and understand the world. From traditional forms of media to the proliferation of social media platforms, we are constantly bombarded with information and perspectives. Therefore, it is important to be media literate and approach media critically, evaluating the sources and biases that may be present. In this blog, we have explored quotes on the power of media to influence, the impact of social media, representation and diversity in media, and the evolving nature of media in the digital age. As media continues to evolve, it is crucial that we remain aware of its impact and strive to be responsible and critical consumers of media.