Why I Love Media

“Loving” media is not something I actively think about, but once I started thinking about this blog post, I realised it’s something I’m programmed to love because my life completely revolves around it. It’s a part of me, and everyone else I know. It affects my life on a daily basis; so much that I don’t even realise it.

Media makes me feel as though I’m a part of something bigger. There’s a sense of belonging I feel that comes from sharing and viewing information on the same platform as everybody else. It makes me feel closer to my family and friends who are apart from me, celebrities I like from around the world, people I don’t personally know but look up to and so on.

It’s also really great how I don’t have to always express how I feel through words. I can do it through pictures, videos, symbols, emojis and so much more. I also like the fact that media opens up the world to all kinds of people. It has a place for everybody.

It’s also a fantastic learning platform. I can learn anything I want to, from baking an egg to astrophysics. It can educate the world by broadening our views on culture, religion, ethics, language and so on. It’s a great place for people to come together and share what they believe in, fight for their rights, express their opinions and much, much more. My only hope for the future of media is that we use it to do more good.

Aishwarya Kottapurath


Published by Life in Media

Website dedicated to the Media Life/Life in Media project of Mark Deuze, Professor of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

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