Effects of Media: Limited Effects
Well the limitation of media is that a complete story cannot be formed without all/most of the facts to the story. If stories are based on the opinions of others and not the hard facts to the story, they would lose viewers, and their credibility. An example of this would be http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/03/cnn-poll-romney-wins-debate-by-big-margin/ which is an article about what the people thought about the presidential elections. Granted it was supposed to contain the people’s opinions, but according to their survey, only about 500 people were surveyed on their opinions yet it was called a nation-wide survey. Another example of media losing credibility would be this YouTube video about fox news, but it is not the only news station using this method of “sourcing”, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYA9ufivbDw. Since they do not have any concrete information and are just speculating, it makes them look unprofessional and hold less trustworthiness.