As the largest democracy, India is considered a role model for a large number of developing countries. We have state and central governments selected by the people. The main role of the mass media is to act as a bridge between the people and the government. So, in that sense, media can be viewed as the fourth institution in a democracy.
Also, people are easily carried away by negativity rather than positivity. With the arrival of technology and social media, information gets spread quickly. People don’t find time to verify the information. They assume to be accurate. In fact, some people enjoy negative information than the positive information. Unfortunately, the information is broadcasted on social media without verification. In fact, social media is a like double-edged sword, and it can be used either for good or bad. It can be used for productive or destructive activities.
Media is an important part of our lives. It is also two-sided meaning that it has a positive side and a negative one.
If we see it positively, people get the latest news in a very short time. Distance is not a barrier. People get news daily through the media, and this keeps them updated on the happenings around the world. Another hand if we see negatively, it can also highlight more of negative news than the positive news. Consequently, they have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent.
Media studies point that bad news far outweighs good news by as much as negative news reports for behind every one good news report. Why? The answer may lie in the work of evolutionary psychiatrists and neuroscientists. Humans try to seek out news of dramatic, negative events.
If you want to build an environment where you’re happy and satisfied, you’ll need the power of positive thinking on your side.