Đề thi thật ngày 24/5/2018
The media should include more stories which report good news. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Write at least 250 words
Many people believe that it would be better to orient journalism against negative headlines. Personally, I think although good news are definitely beneficial for readers, negative news also has its own value which should not be underestimated.
There are two primary reasons why many people prefer to make positive stories a priority in different news channels and media outlets. First, good news could convey inspiring life messages and influence viewers to have positive living attitude. In other words, if most contents of social media lean towards positive stories, readers will be encouraged to stay optimistic, supportive and faithful. Second, in terms of education, stories mentioned great achievements of humans will, to a certain extent, motivate others to study and discover the world. For example, the first ever black hole image captured by a young woman with her brilliant algorithm has inspired people, especially females, to push the boundaries of science.
On the other hand, negative stories also show their own certain benefit which helps people to stay aware of problems around them and take actions accordingly. It is clear that shocking headlines can easily draw the attention of the public, so using them as a tool to raise public’s awareness regarding social matters or global issues would be the best way. For example, articles about the concerning climate changes have contributed to the popularity of the Earth Hour – an annual worldwide movement which encourages communities to turn off non-essential lighting for an hour. Another illustration is the increasing articles on plastic pollution which has caused serious damages to all living beings, and this has brought about the movement to go plastic-free in all over the world.
In conclusion, having more good news publicised on the social media would admittedly bring more positives to human life. Nevertheless, articles about concerning problems also play an important role as a call to action on tackling social issues.
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