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The Social Functions of News

Oct 5th 2015 at 5:21 AM

1) Releasing social information. Information spreading is the basic function of news media. News media are an information window for a harmonious society and also an information bridge for propagandizing one country’s construction principles and policies and conveying social developing trend. Thus, one country should strengthen the information spreading mechanism of new media and combine the concrete practice of a harmonious society and news information spreading and propaganda work (Sifry, 2006). According to media’s own characteristics, we can promote the effectiveness of information spreading and safeguard the rapid and sustainable operation of a harmonious society. Details are provided by JF论文代写 !

2) Coordinating social relations. Faced with a variety of intricate social relations, news media is regarded as not only the drive for social and economic development but also the coordinator for social relations (Gillmor, 2003). In order to avoid those social problems which might take place possibly, new media have to stand in the forefront of the times all the time and shoulder special social responsibility and unique mission differing from those of other social industries. By spreading objective and neutral views, information and attitudes, news media actively conciliate all kinds of social contradictions and conflicts as well as buffer a variety of interests so as to make new media really become s spiritual pillar which can uniting people together to push forward social growth.


Why do you concentrate only on the social character of news? Later on you talk about freedom of press, this is not linked to social use so you need to explain the role of news in more detail. You can have a look at Denis McQuail’s book (see email) and have a look at the roles that media have in society, this will give you more ideas on what you could write here.

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