TEDx AmsterdamWomen 2022 theme
PRESS(ING) ISSUES: FACT OR FICTION
More and more we are seeing and hearing that the press, media, social media are taking control of our lives. Where is this headed? What will our world look like in 10 years if this continues? Are we becoming a postmodernist society? Should we be researching our news more carefully?
How does this connect to a TEDx talk? How we see the world is seen through the eyes of journalists, and not actually what is happening. Bias is growing across press organizations – the type of people employed by press agencies, how main stories are selected, focused on and this influences how we perceive world events. How will this affect our reaction to global crises or any opinion?
Social media allows individuals into the homes of everyone we see in the media. We are now able to contact them, direct message them, post on their blogs, comment on their posts, and share worldwide. This can be empowering but can also cause misogynistic behavior directed personally to the people in the media. Will there be legal consequences to this? Is social media allowing us to get too personally involved?
Young people are influenced by what they see on social media, affecting their self image objectives or life goals. How is this affecting the mental health of tomorrow’s adults?
What is your story and how could it be affected by the media? Do any of the above issues ring a bell with you? Do you have a story because of the media or is your story not mentioned in the media and therefore not given the attention it deserves? What needs to be done to change this and what effect will this have in the future? How would your story be portrayed in the media and then perceived by the public?
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