When international media (including movies, fashion shows, advertisements and other TV programmes) convey the same messages to the global audience, people argue that the expansion of international media has negative impacts on cultural diversity. What is your opinion?
As international media companies expand worldwide, the growing popularity and uniformity of some media programs (such as TV shows, movies, fashion shows) are causing worldwide concern. Many people have strong views toward this trend. In my opinion, international media is closely linked to cultural globalization and cultural homogeneity.
The dominance of international media is a sign of Western cultural imperialism and can thwart cultural diversity. It is not a secret that international media is owned and operated by many giant corporations, such as Time Warner. They control large media market sectors
and place national media companies at risk. The contraction in the number of media owners will cause a proportional reduction in the variety of programs broadcasted. For example, painting, music, and movies accessible in the media have a small number of genres, imposing restraints on one's knowledge of artworks of different cultural backgrounds.
In addition to seizing control over those creative industries, global entertainment companies affect cultural diversity by reshaping ordinary citizens' perceptions, beliefs, and norms in different countries. Most of the cultural values and ideals promoted by the leading mainstream media are of
American origin. American culture values individuality, maximization of one's benefits, and material wealth, rather than communal life and family solidarity, the values and norms previously treasured in many Asian countries. Unfortunately, many Asian people now imitate American people, causing the alteration of their perceptions of family. This radical change can be attributed to those movies and TV programs that portray the success of American individuals or corporations.
The loss of media diversity is also responsible for people's narrow sense of ways of life. The ruling class of many countries speaks English, favors Western food, wears Western-style jackets, and even prefers Western weddings. Young people are captivated by American basketball, and some even daubing the names of NBA stars on their school sweatsuits. All these transformations in life result from the audience's exposure to Hollywood movies, TV shows, and sports reports. The loss of media diversity will lead to the degradation of culture and the depreciation of cultural diversity. It is a worrying trend, as people need cultural diversity to preserve and pass on their valuable heritage to future generations, including their lifestyle.
As shown above, international media, controlled by a handful of transnational media corporations, is exporting Western culture worldwide and putting many indigenous cultures at the risk of extinction. The uniformity of media programs has led to that of artworks, norms, and ways of life wherever international media goes.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 238, Rule ID: SMALL_NUMBER_OF
Message: Specify a number, remove phrase, use 'a few', or use 'some'
Suggestion: a few; some
...and movies accessible in the media have a small number of genres, imposing restraints on ones kno...
Line 5, column 74, Rule ID: ONES
Message: Did you mean 'one's'?
...e values individuality, maximization of ones benefits, and material wealth, rather t...
Line 6, column 402, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'audiences'' or 'audience's'?
Suggestion: audiences'; audience's
...transformations in life result from the audiences exposure to Hollywood movies, TV shows,...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, if, so, for example, in addition, such as, in my opinion
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 13.1623246493 84% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 7.85571142285 64% => OK
Conjunction : 20.0 10.4138276553 192% => OK
Relative clauses : 3.0 7.30460921844 41% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 16.0 24.0651302605 66% => OK
Preposition: 56.0 41.998997996 133% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 8.3376753507 132% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2382.0 1615.20841683 147% => OK
No of words: 415.0 315.596192385 131% => OK
Chars per words: 5.73975903614 5.12529762239 112% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.51348521516 4.20363070211 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.14060127956 2.80592935109 112% => OK
Unique words: 224.0 176.041082164 127% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.539759036145 0.561755894193 96% => OK
syllable_count: 746.1 506.74238477 147% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.60771543086 112% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 5.43587174349 74% => OK
Article: 8.0 2.52805611222 316% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 3.0 2.10420841683 143% => OK
Conjunction: 7.0 0.809619238477 865% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 4.76152304609 42% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 16.0721442886 131% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 20.2975951904 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 41.0767215361 49.4020404114 83% => OK
Chars per sentence: 113.428571429 106.682146367 106% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.7619047619 20.7667163134 95% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.19047619048 7.06120827912 45% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 7.0 4.38176352705 160% => Less paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 3.0 5.01903807615 60% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 8.67935871743 127% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 3.9879759519 125% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 3.4128256513 147% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.314494879659 0.244688304435 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.100226792745 0.084324248473 119% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0672835011258 0.0667982634062 101% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.166903715855 0.151304729494 110% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0764000525837 0.056905535591 134% => OK
automated_readability_index: 15.5 13.0946893788 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 35.27 50.2224549098 70% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.44779559118 150% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 11.3001002004 116% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 16.01 12.4159519038 129% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.53 8.58950901804 111% => OK
difficult_words: 130.0 78.4519038076 166% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 9.78957915832 107% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.1190380762 95% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 10.7795591182 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Maximum five paragraphs wanted.
Rates: 56.1797752809 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 9
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.