2017年8月27日托福独立写作范文：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Some people think nowadays the media (TV, newspaper, Internet) are less concerned about the accuracy of news than in the past, and the incorrect information may cause problems to the public.
The media has long become a natural background of everyday life. Different forms of media, verbal or written, visual or aural, deliver information through time or space, linking the sender to the receiver. In fact, the mass media can affect the way we, as receivers, behave and act in our daily lives. We often expect accurate online information, yet more often than not, news stories and other information are inaccurate. As far as I am concerned, today's media are less concerned about the accuracy of news than their counterparts were in the past.
In 21st century, newspapers, TV news, radio and magazines have seen their audiences decline, while digital news channels are growing (vs. traditional media). It seems that social networking sites, such as Face book or Twitter, serve as our personalized newspaper. As the new kids on the block, these sites and relevant applications not only continuously create individual news producers, but also consistently accelerate the spread of news. Moreover, due to the growing number of Internet users, everyone tends to make him or herself online 24/7 and various news creators, with an acute sense of smell, do their utmost to catch their audience's attention as soon as possible. Thus, clickbait headlines and altered images become commonplace, resulting in an inexplicably high amount of misinformed news, seemingly more than normal.
Besides the influence from the emerging media, excessive deference to government officials is another factor that causes the news media to get important stories wrong, especially in the realms of national security, law enforcement, and public safety. For example, one media footage of President Donald Trump's inauguration day exhibits an empty field, while in fact, the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall was minimized because photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed. In the past however, since news media were not so welldeveloped as are their counterparts today, government's involvement in the publication of news, either direct or indirect, was not as strong as it is now.
As was mentioned up front, news presented in the media are indeed less accurate than they were in the past.