Power of the media

The other day we watched a movie called “The miracle”. In my opinion it was a good movie which had a good story. The movie is based on a true story, it is about a whale saving mission in Alaska that occurred in the 80’s. You might ask yourself why I am writing about this, well the reason is that I got this assignment from my teacher where we were supposed to choose two topics from the movie we wanted to write about and one of them that I chose was the power of the media. In the movie it is really well demonstrated how much the media affects the world or the people in once country.

As illustrated in the movie people use the media to kinda represent them self either as very good and nice people or to represent their company. For example, in the movie there is this man who owns this oil company, nobody likes him because he wants to earn money on oil in Alaska. When this whale story suddenly occurs he kinda sets it up for his advantage, he donates a lot of money just to try to get them out, he also visits the whales and says he loves the nature/ocean life to the media. Here the media represented this “Oil King” as the very,very good guy and that he actually cares about the nature life (as he obviously did not). There is also another scenario where the Inuits (that kills whales for a living) were represented as the real heroes for saving the whales. They originally wanted to kill the trapped whales and eat them, but then they got an idea from one of the main characters that they could save the whales and be represented as the good people.

The media is an “instrument” that can be used for many different purposes. It can be used for both good and bad things, like for example make bad role models because the media write good things about them. Well the media had a very huge role in this movie, and the good thing about the media in this movie is that without the media the whales would not have gotten as much attention as they did an they would not be saved. So media is both a good and a bad thing, people just have to be a little more aware of the situation of the media. Leave a comment if there is anything you want to tell me something or if you are wondering about anything 🙂 please take  notice that social media is not only about newspapers and TV but also about other popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, twitter and even blog’s.

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2 thoughts on “Power of the media

  1. I agree with you about the role of the media. without the tv coverage this would not have happened. It was an interesting topic to write about and I enjoyed reading it! We can question the amount of money spent on 3 whales.

  2. Interesting topic, the power of media. This would not have been a story at all had it not been for the press! Whales in danger is a topic that many people find exciting. Perhaps you could write a little about the people in the movie as well!

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