Media Reaction: Immigration Proposal
Media Reaction: Immigration Proposal
* Illegal immigration has been a problem in the United States since the late nineteenth century. A federal law was passed barring entry to all convicts and prostitutes. Before then, immigration was scarcely controlled. Over centuries different laws were passed in attempt to get the situation under control. Once the Immigration Law passed, legal immigration increased, while illegal immigration kept going right along with it. Since then, Congress has passed seven amnesties. Today, more than a million immigrants enter our country legally every year. Illegal aliens increase by about 500,000 every year. Majority of the people that come to the United States illegally are from Mexico and other Latin American countries. Almost half of the illegal immigrants now living in the United States didn’t leave when their visas expired. American citizens are deeply concerned about the negative impact that illegal immigration has on issues such as increased crime, overcrowded schools, and bankrupted hospitals. Despite disapproval to illegal immigration and amnesty, border advocates are leaning towards President Obama to pass mass amnesty for illegal aliens. * A proposal was drafted that will give illegal residents the opportunity to become permanent within eight years. According to the draft, the plan will make available additional security funding and necessitate business owners to review the immigration status of new hires within four years. Illegal immigrants will able to apply for a newly created visa under the bill. If approved, the same legal status may also be applied to the spouses and children residing outside of the country. The core provisions are likely to include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, new visa programs for low- and high-skilled workers and for agricultural workers, a 3
...Over one billion people around the world use social media. It has become so big and out of control that it has taken over the early 20th century and will continue to negatively impact the communication of generations to come. Social media is ruining the way society defines friendship. A friendship is a relationship with a person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. But Bradley Shear defines a "Facebook Friend" as someone with whom you may or may not have ever met or interacted with other than requesting that he or she be added to your network or that you confirmed that he or she be added to your network. Facebook recently reported that most users who have hundreds of friends in reality only really interact with between five to ten percent of their Facebook buddies. Social Media also continues to dismantle our ability to have relationships with one another by simply giving us the satisfaction of being “connected”. Social media has become so overwhelmingly big that it has put our safety at risk, it continues to distract us from important every day tasks and causes huge issues with our social skills not only on a personal level but also in society as a whole.
...Role of Indian Media in the New Age
The following is the speech given by Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of HRD and C & IT, on the topic: "Role of Indian Media in the New Ag", presiding as the Chief Guest for the 'Press Club Awards for Excellence in Journalism', on 5th May, 2012 at The NSCI, Worli, Mumbai.
I am privileged to be here with you on a day the media celebrates its exceptional performers. I congratulate all those who have received awards and wish them continued success in their profession.
The media has emerged as a pillar of the modern State. The foundation of a modern democratic State lies in its ability to secure fundamental rights promised to its people, to deliver justice and lead its people to economic and social progress. Democracy is defined by freedom of speech and expression. Media is an embodiment of these rights that define democracy.
If we look back into history, the emergence of the modern nation-state where the sovereignty vested in its people is closely related to the spread of the printing press. Guttenbergâ€™s Bible (the first printed book) was a precursor to the spread of democracy and republican thought across the world. Rousseau was mild mannered, but his thoughts disseminated by the newspapers in the coffee houses of Paris resulted in the French Revolution. Liberty, Equality and Fraternity as the slogan for the Revolution owes much to the media of the...
10 a.m. class
Social Media Harms Relationships
General Purpose: Explain how social media harms our relationships.
Specific Purpose: Define the effects that social media has directly to our relationships with
friends and family.
Social media has improved our relationships with people that are thousands of miles away, but
what about our friends and family that are next to us?
A. Most likely all the people you know carry a small portable square also known as a cellphone.
B. But did you know these tiny phones are the key to destroy a relationship?
II. You can walk to any public place and witness people on their phones with friends beside them
which who they can socialize, but don't. I confess I am guilty of doing so.
III. I believe we need to be aware of how social media can damage our relationship with the people
we care about.
IV. I will explain the three major effects social media has on our relationships. The three points are
isolation, comparison, and the lack of communication skil ls.
First, I will reveal why social media can cause isolation.
I. Social media causes isolation and depression.
A. Social Media is addictive. In recent studies it shows that 63% of Americans log on to their social
media daily and 43% do so multiple times during the day. (Cite #1 - Top 10 Way Social Media...
...that it would be the duty of the media to bring this new concept to the attention of the society.
To perform the monitoring duty as a mirror of the society, the media have been playing an important role in educating the people about the Information Act and good governance. The news and investigative reports on state performances require insightful information which might have been branded in the past by officials as “confidential”. Whether such classification of information was correct had rarely been questioned in the past.
The disclosure of government information by the media not only turns the people into informed citizens while the whole society is shifting towards post-modernity, it also encourages the people to exercise their right to know, which is imperative when they are to make choices regarding their participation in political-socio-economic affairs.
Accurate and sufficient information enables the people to better enjoy their freedom of speech, helping them make rational decisions and take the right course of action beneficial to them.
On the other hand, the work of the media forces policy-makers and officials to be more prudent about their decisions and activities that affect the livelihood of the people and the development of the society as a whole. They need to prepare to be transparent, accountable and responsible for what they do since their activities may be brought to the attention of the...
...Role of electronic media of communication
1. Introduction & Electronic media………………………………… 2
2. Electronic media of communication…………………………. 3-4
3. Advantages of electronicmedia……………………………….. 5
4. Disadvantages of electronic media …………………………….. 6
5. Conclusion………………………………………………………………….. 7
Communication is a process of transferring information from one entity to another. Over time, technology has progressed and has created new forms of and ideas about communication. Electronic media plays a vital role in today’s life of communication. It plays an important role in highlighting problems in society either through entertainment, dramas or through news. Electronic Media has influenced people in developing change in attitude towards different situations. There are many forms of electronic media such as television, radio, videotape, internet through computer etc.
Electronic communication has contributed a lot in business environment. They made business meetings through Video, possible and communicating messages between employees like...
INTERNET ON MODERN YOUTH
The content of the current media culture is often blind to a young person’s cultural,economic and educational background. The concept of a media culture has evolvedowing to the increased volume, variety and importance of mediated signs and messagesand the interplay of interlaced meanings. In the world of young people, themedia are saturated by popular culture and penetrate politics, the economy, leisuretime and education. At present, the global media culture is a pedagogic force that hasthe potential to exceed the achievements of institutionalized forms of education. AsHenry Giroux puts it:“With the rise of new media technologies and the global reach of thehighly concentrated culture industries, the scope and impact of theeducational force of culture in shaping and refiguring all aspects of daily life appear unprecedented. Yet the current debates have generallyignored the powerful pedagogical influence of popular culture,along with the implications it has for shaping curricula, questioningnotions of high-status knowledge, and redefining the relationship between the culture of schooling and the cultures of everyday life.” 6The concept of media culture encompasses not simply symbolic combinationsof immaterial signs or capricious currents of old and new meanings, but an entire wayof life7 in which images, signs, texts and other audio-visual representations are connectedwith the...
...Political Science POLS 1400
Review: Articles on Cyberactivism and Protest Participation in New Media
Student: | M.H.S. |
Student ID: | ****550 |
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With the emergence of new forms of media and the continued technological advancement of these outlets, it follows naturally that there will be an affect on aggregate and holistic communication paradigms in society. One such social interaction that has been affected is the way in which activism and political protest have been transformed by the advent of the internet and cyberactivism. In researching this paper, three articles were reviewed regarding the variety of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and their effectiveness at reporting or promoting political activism. The peer reviewed articles have been chosen from an international selection authors and reflect not only Canadian examples but foreign ones as well. Through the course of this review I will argue that, although all the articles are reasoned and useful, it is my opinion that the article with the most importance is Eric Borra and Thomas Poell's article entitled Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr as platforms of alternative journalism: The social media account of the 2010 Toronto G20 protest. (2012) In support of this assertion, I will compare and critically examine the...
...Social Media Sabotaging or Helping Real Communication
In a society where social media is growing daily and becoming our main source of communication, we often find ourselves thinking about what social media is actually doing for us. Is it helping us create something new and amazing (like talking to multiple people from all around the world simultaneously on the internet) that we get to be part of, or is it hindering our communication skills and putting a crutch on our lives? The real question is; is social media sabotaging real communication?
A recent study done on Statistic Brain showed that 98% of young adults ages 18-24 use social media, with Facebook taking the lead with 1.4 billion users worldwide. We live in a world where our human interaction has become something irregular, even “odd” to technical interaction. We lose that sense of intimacy, connection with one and other. If 93% of communication is nonverbal body language, how are you supposed to truly get to know someone or understand what they are trying to say if only 7% of communication is only based on written or verbal word? You can potentially be whoever you want to be on the internet and no one would know. You control how people see you, how they perceive you. A Forbes article by Susan Tardanico that I read shared a story about a mother and daughter that texted everyday seeing as the daughter was away at college. On this specific...