How should I write an essay on the role of media in highlighting the negative?
I think that a better way to approach this essay is to consider what role the media plays BY highlighting the negative.
It can be argued that media increases fear and wrong perceptions of crime due to its selective and negative portrayals.
You may find much statistics on how real and perceived prevalence and chances of incurring crimes differ and why (because of media). Wrong perceptions created due to the media have adverse consequences starting from the fear of flying and finishing with the support of mass surveillance and of undue spending on fighting terrorism.
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