IELTS Task 2:
The Influence of News Media
The popularity of news media often has significant influence on people’s lives. Some people believe this to be a negative development.
Do you agree or disagree?
It is true that our lives have changed significantly due to popularity of news media. However, I do not agree with the idea that the development of news media is negative.
To begin with, modern media sources have made great inroads in the spreading of knowledge. For example, the Internet allowed (and continues to allow) the world to witness the uprisings of the Arab Spring. Had these images not been made available to a scrutinizing global audience, it is possible the entire phenomenon could have cost many more lives than it did. As this example shows, modern news media allows the human family to keep watch of each other and provide aid if it is needed.
In addition to this, news media sources have developed simplicity and accountability the world over, which has done a lot to tackle corruption. Take the tragic high-speed train crash in China as an example. Despite trying to quickly bury the carriages involved, the Chinese government was forced to admit that serious corruption problems had plagued the project from the beginning. The healthy dialogues that the media coverage of this unfortunate event sparked will hopefully continue to encourage integrity within the Chinese government. It is for reasons such as this that news media should be thought of as a positive entity in the world.
In conclusion, it seems to me that news media have a positive phenomena and it is hoped that free press will continue to grow with the help of technology and modern tools.
This is an excellent essay with barely a grammatical mistake in it though it would have benefitted from looking at the negative side as well.
But I did an internet search and I have found the same essay (although with a different introduction and conclusion) posted to another website in 2011??