Sample Sociology Paper on Media

In the past few years, tensions and suspicions of the media have seemed to heighten. There have been accusations of fake news, manipulative news and mis-information (via mainstream and social media outlets).

What are your thoughts on the influence of the mass media in our current society?
What is the responsibility of the individual for examining information for bias?
What are your thoughts on the concentration of ownership of media?
Please add any additional thoughts or impressions you may have related to this issue.