Nowadays people tend to focus on the worst side of everything and the extended use of digital media would not be an exception to that. Opponents of new media claim that the negative effects of online media on how students spend their free time and on the whole education procedure are too important to be ignored. Continue reading “DIGITAL MEDIA IMPACT ON EDUCATION”
Taking a glance at the recent past, observing The Arab Spring in 2011 as well as the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns, we may see an increase in how social media can affect citizens as it considers the issue of participation in political life. Nowadays Social media have become a very important part of every day public life and communication. Continue reading “Digital Media Use and Political Participation”
It is not a secret that nowadays digital media have become such an important part of our everyday life that have the ability to influence our emotions and thoughts in a great extent. Unfortunately there is increasing evidence -relatively to the emotional sphere- that the percentages of teenagers with suicidal tendencies are rising every day and a Continue reading “Suicidal Tendencies And Online Media”
As digital media and their extend use evolve from just a trend and a medium to a stable communication and informative field, a need for an evolution to journalism ethics too becomes urgent. Since the beginning of 20th century the do’s and don’ts for every journalist have been quite clear. But what about now? Blogging, vlogging and even a simple share on a social media platform as Facebook, can be more popular than a professional article in a newspaper.
More social than ever, more indifferent than before. True or false? Digital media have conquered our world and everyday life, leaving us exposed to central sociological issues, taboos and unsolved problems of the past two or three decades. This is the fact that we have to handle in this new Era that has risen. Will we seize the opportunity of exposure to give a solution to these issues? Or will we press the skip button and continue our digital life, hanging national flags one day and articles about “annoying refugees” the other? Continue reading “Social Issues in a Digital Era”