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TheRoleofPressin

st
21 century
Prepared by : Ravi Bhaliya
Paper : Mass Communication & Media
Study
Roll No : 24
Email :

ravibhaliya5@gmail.com
Submitted To

Smt.S.B . Gardi Department of


English
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji
Bhavnagar University

Whatispress?
Thepressisabroadterm
now? it not only includes newspapers,
new weeklies and magazines but also
all the journalists working in the
mediaorientandelectronic.

BeginningofthePress
Around13B.C.inRometheregrewapracticeof
putting up two handwritten bulletins in the main public
square.ThesebulletinswereknownasActaDiurnaa.Itis
believedthatthiswasthefirstnewspaper.
The first newspaper in France was published in 1631La
Gazette.
The first newspaper in Portugal a Gazeta da
Restauracaowaspublishedin1641.
ThefirstSpanishnewspaper,GacetadeMadrialwas
publishedin1661.
ThefirstnewspaperinIndiawaspublished by
James Hicky in January 1780. It was called the Bengal
Gazetteanditwasweeklypoliticalandcommercialpaper

PressCouncil
Inourcountry,presscouncilof
India (PCI) has the power to warn
stop and censor any work that flouts
thestandardsofpress.
ThePressCouncilofIndia
takescareofthepresscodesandpress
ethics,PCIisaninstituteconsistingof
28 members representing owners of
the newspapers, news agencies,
journalists, educationalists, legal
expertsonvarioussubjects.

WhyNewspaperisimportantinModernLife?
Newspaperatpresenthasbecomean
importantfactortothepeoplealloverthe
world.Modernpeoplecannotthinkof
startingtheirdaywithoutreading
newspaper.

Newspapersbringindividuals
tokeepcontactwithallpeople
allovertheworld.Theydeep
touchtoallabouttheimportant
thingsandmatteralloverthe
world.

Italsoplaysanimportantrolein
developmentofculture,science
andarts,alongwithtechnology
andcommerce.
Newspaper usually reports the
current events of the nationwide
factsand1guresofthecountry.

ImpactofMedia
The impact of media is really noteworthy.
Excessive coverage or type of sensitive news has led to
communal riots at times. The illiterates are prone to
provocationsthantheliterates.
Constant repetition of the news especially
sensational news breeds apathy and insensitivity. For
instance, some actions on TV lead children to imitate
andtheysuffer.
CommercializationofPresshascreatedastiff
competition.Inordertooutdoeachotherprintmediahas
oftengoneonestepinpublishingnegativity.

ImportanceofPressinDemocracy
Press and media (print, electronic and online) are the most
important medium of expressing opinion of the people in a
democratic country that justifies ones individual right to
speechandexpression,acovetedrightenshrinedintheIndian
constitution and in the constitution of other countries on the
globe.Withoutthisrightthelibertyofmanisnotcomplete.

RoleofPress
ThePresshashelpedto
makeoursocietyademocracybyplacing
emphasis on issues that at one point in
time would have been considered strictly
privatesuchaschildbirth,homosexuality,
child care, domestic violence, and sexual
harassment.

SharingInformation
GeneratingDebate
Actaspeoplesmouthpiece
OpinionBuilder

SocialReformer

SharingInformation
Pressislinkedthrough
newsagenciesallovertheworld.
This agencies share all the
information among them. This
way important news reaches us
within no time. While sharing
information Press has to obey
thenormsofparticularcountry.
For healthy environment in the
world sharing information is
necessary.

GeneratingDebate
Wewatchandlistenaloton
various issues in media. Political
social,
religious,
pollution,
communal, environmental, defense
related issues sports related issues,
issues related to the basic
requirements of the people, price
hike issues, health scams and
scandals issues,educationandmany
morearediscussedandthus imports
knowledgeonvarioussubjects.

SocialReformer
Press has a very vital
responsibility to guard the
rights and liberty of
people.
Press raises issues related
to rights and liberty. It
awakens the people who
are victims of injustice in
anycaseandhelpsthemin
gettingjustice.

Actaspeoplesmouthpiece
The
Press
gives
opportunity to people to
express their opinions.
Through press we express
ourviewstopublic.
It raises our problems
throughvariousdevicesof
Press. Your voice reaches
to the mass through Press
so one can say that its
peoplesmouthpiece.

OpinionBuilder
Press being widely popular, people believe in
whatitsays.Pressallowsdebates.Scholarsfrom
various fields are invited for debate. People get
theiropinionsonvariousissues.Thisallowusto
buildourownopinion.

Social Responsibility

Inve

As we know corruption is one


of the most sensitive problems
throughout the world, the role
ofpressbecomesimportant.
Reporters risk their lives in
investigation the scams. In
recentyearsmanyscamshave
been brought out because of
theinitialstakenbymedia.

LimitationsofthePress
Oneofthemostpopulartoolsusedbythepressis
sensationalism.
What we see is that if any tragedy or event
happens,thepresswouldsensationalizeit.
e.g.bombblast
Playswithpeoplesemotions
Misleadingpeople
Showshalftruth

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