Discussion Questions about Mass Media

The mass media is a diversified collection of media technologies that reach a large audience via mass communication.

What questions do you have about the media?

  • Do you trust the media?
  • What sources of news do you trust?
  • How often do you read the paper or watch the news on TV?
  • Can media be objective?

Let’s check the most common examples of media and some interesting questions about them

Examples of Mass Media Communication

These are some examples of mass media communication.

News Channels Internet Streaming media
PodcastsVideo Sharing Site
Social NetworksOnline Video service
Radio Photo and Video sharing sites
Film Internet Radio Service
Website Television
Micro Blogging ServicesNew Aggregator apps

Mass Media Conversation Questions

These are some example of mass media conversation questions. These are divided in the following sections or categories:

  • Mass media general questions
  • News
  • Podcast
  • Radio

Mass Media: General Questions

These are some mass media conversation questions in general

  1. Should media outlets be punished for false information?
  2. How can the media be helpful to people?
  3. How can the media harm people?
  4. Should the media show graphic violence? Why or why not?
  5. Do you think the media have too much power?
  6. Do you trust the media?
  7. How do you find out about what’s going on in the world?

Mass Media Questions: News

These are some mass media conversation questions about news

  1. Where do you usually get the news from?
  2. Do you get the news on Tik Tok?
  3. How will people get their news in the future?
  4. What applications do you use to read news?
  5. How do you feel about the bunch of fake news shared on social media?
  6. Do you often read the newspaper?
  7. Have you ever used apps such as feedly to read news?
  8. Do you think that people are buying less newspapers these days?
  9. Do you think that news channels control how people think and view the world?
  10. What are some trustworthy sources of news?

Mass Media Questions: Podcasts

These are some mass media conversation questions about Podcast

  1. What’s a podcast?
  2. Do you listen to podcasts?
  3. Do you have any favorite podcast show?
  4. Do you prefer podcasts over radio shows?
  5. What are your favorite podcast applications?
  6. Have you ever listened to the Joe Rogan Experience?
  7. Do you think that podcasts have an advantage over radio?

Mass Media Questions: Radio

These are some mass media conversation questions about Podcast

  1. How important is the radio in your life?
  2. Do you think that radio shows are slowly dying?
  3. Is YouTube and Spotify killing the radio?
  4. Do you have any favorite radio station?
  5. Do young people listen to the radio?
  6. What is your favorite application to listen to the radio?

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I hope that you have found all the mass media discussion questions you were looking for

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English