Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 201

Article in Press

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF MEDIA ON HEALTH PROBLEMS

Cereci Sedat

  •  Received: 15 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 15 June 2018
Media are usually used to make fun and to spend enjoyable time, but they are the most effective instruments in a society. Media always convey attractive and interesting messages, but people want to learn from media too. This study examines social responsibility of media on health problems and evaluates responsibility of media by warning people about health risks. Media are the most common instruments in social life and they mostly conduct social life and social dynamics form due to media. Because of social situation of media, they have some social responsibilities too. There are many different diseases which emerged because of different reasons in the world recently and people are in despair because of their ignorance about diseases. Many people suffer from diseases but they do not know what they have to do to get health and there is less way to sign them solutions. There are some health works on newspapers and some health programs on television in Turkey and some doctors or academicians write or speak about diseases and preventions against diseases and about cure ways. People complain about diseases to journalists or to doctors on television via telephone and learn health ways on media. Media have some social responsibilities about social life or about economy or about culture and about health and have an important role about law and signing correct ways. Most of people use media in the world and they wait for news about life and opinions about events in the world and warning about dangers in their lives. Meanwhile media have a great responsibility to illuminate people about their health. Media can warn people about diseases and can sign correct ways for health and can support health ways.

Keywords: Health, media, social responsibility, disease.