Mass Media Influences Spain's Youth Essay

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Given that Spain managed to reach a statute similar to that owned by the U.S. In a matter of decades, it appears that the media has a beneficial effect on the audiences. However, the media in the U.S. has lost interest in captivating the public and started to be more interested in exploiting it. The media devices in Spain experience a constant growth while those in the U.S. go through a period of regression.

All things considered, the Spanish youth is positively influenced by the media in most cases, and the general public in Spain has expressed its trust in this source of information. It is believed that the media brings a significant contribution to the education enjoyed by Spain's teenagers. Although the media is Spain could not stay indifferent to the chances it got at exploiting the audiences, it did so to a limited degree, concomitantly sending positive messages to the public.

Young Spanish people are not necessarily addicted to gaining information from the media, but they compensate this through focusing on this information once they come across it. Spain's passion towards the media is emphasized through the fact that the Spanish youth is interested in this source of information with no regard to socio-economic statute, as teenagers of all background typically display an equal appreciation toward the media.

Foreign TV programs are normally dubbed in Spain, an act which increases the sense of national pride, giving the feeling that most programs are domestic. Young people might have a better understanding of the media when it is dubbed in their own language, as they need no help in identifying with the characters in the media. Parents in Spain usually encourage their children to look into the media for information. In spite of the fact that young people in Spain are presented with more freedom than those in the U.S., they are in certain circumstances more capable of choosing between right and wrong (notably when referring to the media).

With unlimited access to information via the media, young people have an increasingly tougher job in trying to avoid falling victim to negative influences. Spanish parents do not hesitate to provide their children with various devices with which they can access media information. Young people shape their identities on account on the information they come across by means of the media and it is thus extremely important for parents to provide their children with instructions on how to use and filter information.

Works cited:

1. Barnhurst, Kevin G. "Political Engagement and the Audience for News: Lessons from Spain," Journalism and Communication Monographs 2.1 (2000).

2. Livingstone, Sonia D'Haenens Leen, and Hasebrink, Uwe "Chapter 1 Childhood in Europe: Contexts for Comparison," Children and Their Changing Media Environment: A European Comparative Study, ed. Sonia Livingstone and Moira Bovill (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001).

3. Monreal, Juan and Titos, Salvadora "Social Quality in Spain," European Journal of Social Quality 5.1-2 (2005).

4. "Spain's Tribulations; from Franco's Dictatorship to a Democracy," The Washington Times 15 Dec. 2006: A23.

5. "The press in Spain." 14 December 2006. BBC News. Retrieved July 21, 2010. < http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4470002.stm>

Sonia Livingstone, Leen D'Haenens, and Uwe Hasebrink, "Chapter 1 Childhood in Europe: Contexts for Comparison," Children and Their Changing Media Environment: A European Comparative Study, ed. Sonia Livingstone and Moira Bovill (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001) 21.

Leen D'Haenens, "Chapter 3 Old and New Media: Access and Ownership in the Home," Children and Their Changing Media Environment: A European Comparative Study, ed. Sonia Livingstone and Moira Bovill (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001) 55.

Kevin G. Barnhurst, "Political Engagement and the Audience for News: Lessons from Spain," Journalism and Communication Monographs 2.1 (2000).

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Kevin G. Barnhurst, "Political Engagement and the Audience for News: Lessons from Spain," Journalism and Communication Monographs 2.1 (2000).

idem

Kevin G. Barnhurst, "Political Engagement and the Audience for News: Lessons from Spain," Journalism and Communication Monographs 2.1 (2000).

idem idem

Kevin G. Barnhurst, "Political Engagement and the Audience for News: Lessons from Spain," Journalism and Communication Monographs 2.1 (2000).

idem

"Spain's Tribulations; from Franco's Dictatorship to a Democracy," The Washington Times 15 Dec. 2006: A23.

"The press in Spain." 14 December 2006. BBC News. Retrieved July 21, 2010. < http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4470002.stm>

Kevin G. Barnhurst, "Political Engagement and the Audience for News: Lessons from Spain," Journalism and Communication Monographs 2.1 (2000).

Juan Monreal, and Salvadora Titos, "Social Quality in Spain," European Journal of Social Quality 5.1-2 (2005).

Leen D'Haenens, "Chapter 3 Old and New Media: Access and Ownership in the Home," Children and Their Changing Media Environment: A European Comparative…

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