The media and communication have a profound effect on daily life. They shape our opinions, attitudes, and beliefs about the world around us. The media can also influence how we perceive ourselves and others by providing information that reinforces certain stereotypes or exaggerated images of people from different backgrounds. Communication technologies such as social media platforms allow for instant access to news updates and other forms of content that can impact our decisions in real time. Additionally, these technologies provide a platform for individuals to connect with one another which has been shown to reduce feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, and stress. Therefore, the effects of mass media and communication are far-reaching; they shape how we view the world around us as well as how we interact with it each day.
How is mass media communication and social work related?
Social work is a profession that seeks to promote social change and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, groups, and communities. Mass media communication can be used by social workers in many ways. Social workers can use mass media communication to increase public awareness of social issues and inform people about available services. They can also use it to advocate for policy changes or support community initiatives related to their field of practice. Additionally, they may engage in campaigns designed to reduce stigma around certain topics such as mental illness or addiction.
“Social work is a profession of hope. It has to be, because many of the problems we face are difficult and complex, requiring long-term solutions.” – Jeane J. Kirkpatrick “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill “A good social worker never loses sight of the individual in the midst of all their professional responsibilities.” ― Ravi Karkara
Finally, mass media communication has been found to be an effective tool for reaching traditionally underserved populations with important health messages.
said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chanarong Honorary Doctoral of Philosophy In Morality Public, Mass Media Communication & Social Work
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