Mass media refers collectively to all media technologies that are intended to reach a large audience via mass communication. Broadcast media (also known as electronic media) transmit their information electronically and comprise television, film and radio, movies, CDs, DVDs and some other devices like cameras and video consoles. Mass media is communication—whether written, broadcast, or spoken—that reaches a large audience. This includes television, radio, advertising, movies, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, and so forth.
Presentation on Mass Media
Thanks for giving us the opportunity for presentation on the mass media including TV, Radio and newspaper have great influence shaping people idea to what extent do you agree or disagree. We would like to know our opinions about Mass Media.
3. Educational Program:
Now most of the TV has or is broadcasting or telecasting education program for making talented or intellectual general people or student such as debate program, computer education, BBC Janala, Mina Carton and Sisum Pur for children as well as people can know how to save them at the time of natural disaster those are living in costal area or risky area, even they can learn precaution about earth quick and Suname from TV and Radio.
4. Awareness Program for people from TV:
Awareness program is the most important and common program for all TV channel and Radio Sponsored by UNCEP, Save the children, and UN. By the Awareness program, people can make themselves awareness about their social life by watching TV and listening Radio such Family planning, health care and nutituration program for children, mother’s care during the period of pregnancy, and AIDs. BTV would broadcast one program or Drama by the name of Sobuj Chata. I appreciate this kind of program. By that Drama, people can learn primary problem how to solve.
5. Cultural program:
Every nation have own their culture. To develop their own culture, there is no alternative way. For the last two decades Mass media have kept great contribution. TV, Radio and newspaper arrange different types of cultural program to practicing in Bangladesh as a nation of Bengali. Mass media encourage to celebrate like as Pohela Boishakh, receive the Fulgune utshob.
6. Self sufficient:
TV broadcasts many training programs and self sufficient program to reduced the unemployed such as Matio O Manush (Agriculture program). I appreciate this types of program because this kind of program to help unemployed people to make carrier or start small business by themselves own attempt or afford.
7. Television offers lots of benefits to kids, including:
- Because of its ability to create powerful touchstones, TV enables young people to share cultural experiences with others.
- Shared viewing gives family members of all ages an opportunity to spend time together.
- Parents can use TV as a catalyst to get kids reading—following up on TV programs by getting books on the same subjects or reading authors whose work was adapted for the programs.
- Great television can teach kids important values and life lessons.
- TV can help introduce your family to classic Hollywood films and foreign movies that may not be available in your local video store.
8. How to choose good TV
How can you select viewing that is good for your children? David Kleeman, Director of the American Center for Children and Media, says ask yourself the following questions
Does the program actively engage my child, physically or intellectually?
Television watching doesn’t have to be passive. It can prompt questions, kindle curiosity, or teach activities to pursue when the set is off.
Do I respect this program?
Parents don’t have to like every show their children choose—in fact young people need their own district culture. But parents should trust that a program’s creators understand and respect how children grow and learn.
Newspaper is the easiest way to know about over the whole world and also gaining knowledge about any subject from newspaper. Through the newspaper people can express their protest any kind of injustice work such as corruption issue, terrorist issue, and political issue of national and international even in the newspaper can know government activities which is good or bad from government.
By reading newspaper students take information about education and enhance their skill. Those students have completed education, they or job seeker get or look for job to start carrier in from newspaper.
Sport: In the newspaper, Sport news is published separately for the lover of Cricket, Football, Hockey, Base ball and etc.
10. Research and analyzing program:
Research and analyzing program in the newspaper now days is being published to invention space and out of the world. The things can not imagine people before, that the things can get idea or obtaining knowledge. Not only general people know the science but new scientist is eager to know formula of science by reading newspaper report on the new invention for the subject of science and technology in the modern world.
11. Radio :
- The most useful for people of Bangladesh using radio, we know that those are living costal area they are living risky for natural disaster any time. That people can know or get news or information weather, earth quick, Suname by the radio. As result of which people can take precaution according to information from radio to save their resource and lifes.
- Radio also broadcasts some educational programs, cultural programs, agriculture programs and nututration program like TV which is good for people.
- A universal medium. Can be enjoyed at home, at work, and while driving. Most people listen to the radio at one time or another during the day.
- Permits you to target your advertising dollars to the market most likely to respond to your offer.
- Permits you to create a personality for your business using only sounds and voices.
12. Being advanced in information technology:
People have become more advanced by the use of modern technology, in case of business, education and even agriculture as well as industrial organization.
Mobile is the way of faster communication. By the use of mobile, people can communicate in real time and having seen picture between people and can be teleconference meeting from long distance such as from Bangladesh to America without going out both side party from their own office. Mobile is just like internet.
14. Disadvantages of mobile phone:
Mobile phone addiction is a big social problem. Psychiatrists believe that mobile phone addiction is becoming one of the biggest non-drug addictions in the 21st century. Along with the age drop of the mobile phone users and the ease of prepaid method provide by the system operators, most teenagers now own their own mobile phone and network service. Teenagers are engaged on their mobile phones all the time, no matter on phone calls, using SMS text messages, personalizing the mobile phones with ringtones and pictures etc. Besides this, many people are running after the latest mobile phones. New models of mobile phones are released almost everyday. In order to get up-to-date, people tend to change their mobile phones once in a while. These became habits among the mobile phone users causing them to spend unnecessary cost on mobile bills and costs.
Cyber bullying is also another issue among the disadvantages of mobile phones. Cyber bullying is a bullying act using offensive words and behavior via online chatting, emails or SMS text messages. It was showed that the psychological effects of cyber bullying are much severe that face-to-face bullying. This problem now is among teenagers especially the secondary students.
Symptoms caused by the radiation of mobile phones are one of the most argued problems. Many scientists believe that the radiation from the mobile phones may cause the users to have different symptoms such as headache, earaches, blurring of vision and even causing cancer.
There is no alternative way to make a business, education and cultural program without using internet. Internet has become popular to all over the world. In a word, now the whole world is being small for using internet. When internet was not available, at that time to send information for any organization, it would take more days or long time. Now it’s easy to send information within a minute through internet.
16. Also disagree about some programs of TV and Radio as well as newspaper:
Destruction our Culture.
Because of using satellite TV channel, most of people is forgetting our culture and history even influenced other culture. People are moving like western and Indian culture by watching satellite TV channel. Seem to be, the next generation can not tell or know about culture if people continue moving and influence other countries culture.
In the present context of the world, culture of a country is not confined to a territorial barrier. For satellite channels one country’s people are getting used to another s culture very easily. But this adaption of other culture forgetting their own, it might be a disastrous factor for them because culture means the origin of a nation, of a country.
All over the world there is the touch of western culture because western countries are economically richer than another one. So they like their cultures to achieve victory over others. As they have a good many numbers of satellite channels, they can do it easily.
Our young generation enjoys foreign programs with great attraction ignoring our own cultural programs. Besides they are getting used to the foreign lifestyle also which is actually fake to our social norms and values.
17. Misuse of Language
Now days we have noticed that most of the presenter is misusing language in different program of TV and Radio which is not good for our next generation. Recently in newspaper Prothom Allo, intellectual persons requested to BRTC and government for monitoring. Otherwise the use of bangla will be vanished in future in front of our next generation. Some TV and Radio channels are misusing on our traditional language Bangle. Otherwise the use of bangla will be vanished in future in front of our next generation.
18. Disagree about some programs of Radio:
Some Radio Channel broadcasts illogical program at late night 12 PM to 2 AM as result of which our young generations have been influenced that kind of program which is not good for our young generation for future such as Bhooth FM, Love Guro and Talk show on unnecessary political subject. For that, students and service holders can not get up early in the morning and trouble for study and trouble for job holders. I do not appreciate this kind of program that is being broadcasted program.
19. Misuse of internet:
Misuse of Face book:
Facebook is supposed to use as Social networking but now in the facebooking, some users of face book is uploading Pornography picture which is not good for social networking because facebook is all ages people such young, old, and also children.
Pornography: This is a very serious issue concerning the Internet, especially when it comes to young children. There are thousands of pornographic sites on the Internet that can be easily found and can be a detriment to letting children use the Internet.
The Mass media (such as TV, Radio and Newspaper etc) have kept great contribution to make conscious for people and develop our country although there are some disadvantages of Mass Media (TV, Radio, and Newspaper etc). We hope that they (mass media) will rectify rapidly these disadvantages for them thinking about people and about our country.