2018年7月1日托福独立写作范文：Sometimes people think that nowadays the media (TV, newspapers, and the Internet) are less concerned about the accuracy of news than in the past, and the incorrect information may cause more problems than it brings benefits to the public. (18.07.01)
It was recorded that the amount of information in recent two decades took up 70% of that in human history, but simultaneously, the number of people who claim that the news are far from truth also tops 70%. Contrary to their statement, my opinion lies in the fact that today’s information from new media are quite reliable and the contemporary are not as blind as they are regarded.
Large ranges of medium do not provide so much fake information as the accuracy one due to the inter-contradiction. The distorted details from certain journalist about the battles in Libya may be soon clarified by the news agency in another part of the earth. The amount of incorrect coverage and even the fabricated affairs may easily be in the spotlight but before long, repudiated by factual accounts. In this situation, something misleading and bogus cannot survive awhile.
Apart from the self-cleaning capacity of the press, those who want to break the code of conduct will also be stifled in the cradle by censors. The sound laws and stricter ethics limit the space for news outlets to blow things out of all proportions. According to the annunciation of SARFT (The State Administration of Radio Film and Television), 15 well-known newspaper offices and more than 17 copywriters were charged for they fabricated some gossip that sway negatively among the public in first half of 2017. That is, whether medium or individuals need to restrain themselves and have no possibility to achieve attention by virtue of media hype.
Granted, some experts insist that the abundant news contain large proportion of inaccurate news that may misrepresent the public. Nevertheless, they, to a large extent, look down on the present education. People today are well-educated enough to tell right from wrong, thereby, in fact, coming up with more suspicious question about the information. That is about the details, the cause and effect and anything apocryphal. Time and time again, news who wants to be the headlines must tell the truth.
To sum up, given the rules of press circles, supervision of authorities and intelligence of human, the information in new media is largely believable.
According most people, media outlets are less concerned aboutaccuracy. The same people tend to fret and worry about how incorrect information may cause more problems to the public, but those critics fail to recognize what is actually happening: media is evolving, and the old forms of media are dying. I disagree that the media is less concerned about the accuracy of news than in the past, and I am not worried about faulty information harming the public.
The first thing to realize is that there has never been a golden age of news media: every age in the past has been filled with propaganda and bias, just like today’s media. As long as societies have circulated information, much of the information has been created by those in power to convince or persuade the populace of their agenda. American World War II media is a great example. Most of the advertising was geared toward families so they would stay productive and fuel the war efforts. The iconic image of a strong woman with a bandana did propel women’s efforts for legal equality, but much of it was engineered to persuade women to work harder while their men were at war. Additionally, much of the media geared toward men was created to persuade them of the urgency of joining the war effort. The media of any place, in any time, is concerned about their bottom line and providing an acceptable narrative.
Next, it is true that the traditional forms of media are doing whatever they can possibly do to gain views and readership, blatantly sacrificing accuracy of information, but to say that the traditional media is media, in general, is a mistake. Most people are not watching traditional media anymore. For example, The Rubin Report is a mildly popular Youtube Channel that has long-form news interviews; however, it had more viewership—and longer durations of viewership—than CNN. This is a mild example compared to other forms of media and channels. Basically, the old news platforms are quickly dying because they cannot change their time limitations and formats. The traditional media provides faulty information because they are doing whatever they can do to avoid inevitable irrelevancy. However, people know when they are getting fair news coverage, and they will continue to seek it out and find it in other ways.
Thus, I do not fear the death throes of a loud, dying media. People are intelligent enough to find news and accurate information, and it’s out there. Finally, it is important to keep historical perspective that recognizes there has never been a time of accurate, unbiased news coverage.
Recently, a controversial proposal was put forward, suggesting that the abuse of incorrect information reported by the media will make a negative influence on the public. From my perspective, for the point that various problems are brought by false media news, I can’t agree more with it.
To begin with, the main reason for my propensity is that the media information lacking in accuracy will probably misguide the audience about the truth of what has happened. As we all know, with the rapid development of science and technology, there is too much information flooding into our daily life, including the false inevitably, which will cause the panic and confusion among the society. We can imagine that if we live in a world without enough social stability, it would be a complete mess. What’s more, the leak of personal information can lead into some financial damages, thus people’s career and personal life may be destroyed tragically.
Besides, the second reason can be seen by every person is that the wrong message conveyed by the mass media may lead to weaker interpersonal links. In order to adapt to the fierce competition either in work or study, people in the modern society have to take more and more pressure from many different aspects, such as the employment, school and survival problems. As people get much more helpless and lonely than before, the feeling of alienation deepens, which is becoming an irreversible trend in our modern lifestyle.
Of course, the widespread use of information exchange has some positive social consequences in people’s daily life. For example, the time of information explode makes people gradually step into a state of the digital life, which enables people to get in touch with the outside world without physical approach. In addition, a little exaggeration can help arouse more attention from the public. But if all these factors are contemplated, the advantages of reporting accurately carry more weight than those of fact distortions.
From what has been discussed above, we may finally draw the conclusion that the news lacking in accuracy has a negative impact on the public. It seems necessary to take some measures to control the negative impacts of the tortuous truth, so that people can fully enjoy the power of the mass media.