Anyone who says media does not affect them is either lying or oblivious. The media absolutely affects us as humans, as it is intended to do so. There is so much constant information and stimulation produced by media that it is impossible for it to not affect us. Of course, we affect media too, because what we do as a society is often mirrored in the media, however I would argue that we allow the media to affect us more. There is an endless amount of research to explain the effects of mass media, but this blog is more of a personal record of how I am affected both positively and negatively by the different forms of media I use, see, read, hear, etc., as a young adult in college.
Forms of media such as TV, Internet, newspapers, magazines etc. are endless sources of information, and imagining a world where all that information was not at my fingertips is practically unfathomable. Media hands us all this information, sometimes (if not most of the time) without us even wanting it or asking for it. Being in tune with the goings-on of the world and recent events is a positive way that media affects me. Media keeps people constantly informed, in a very short amount of time.