Essay Topic: Truth is a Rare Commodity despite the Freedom enjoyed by the Print and Electronic Media
The real truth is a rare commodity despite the unchecked flooding freedom enjoyed by the print and electronic media because man is still a slave of his perceptions.
B. Media has Gained Flooding Freedom
a. Freedom in the Greek Civilization: Why was Socrates Sentenced to Death?
b. Limited Freedom in the Reign of Muslim Rulers
c. The invention of Printing Press and Enlightenment Ending Pope’s Role in Politics
d. Colonial Media
e. Media in the 21st Century Knows No Bounds
C. Truth is a Self-Construct!
a. Greek Philosophy and the Search for Knowledge: Socrates and Plato
b. Modern Enlightenment Era: Learn, Unlearn and Re-Learn the Truth
c. Post-Modernists: There is No Universal Truth!
D. Perceived Truth vs. Real Truth: What is a Rare Commodity?
a. A Pool of Truths to Believe in!
b. Constructed the Truth and Making Money
c. Conspiracy Theories: Media Hinders the Search for Real Truth
d. Role of Social Institutions: Why People Still Say They Will Observe What Their
Ancestors had been observing?
e. Do We Speak the Truth Every Time We Are in its Search?
E. The quest for the Rare Community- the Real Truth- and its Consequences
a. Media in Search of Truth
i. Speaking and Writing the Truth First
ii. Silent Investigations
iii. Tracing the Real Truth Instead of constructing it
iv. Allowing for Healthy Conflicts
v. Taking the Responsibility and Bearing the Consequences Boldly
i. Threats and Warnings Frighten and Cause One Run Away
ii. Psychological and Social Pressure
iii. Arrest, Detention, and Kidnapping, etc.
F. What Will Bring Real Truth Commodity: Tolerant Conflict of Opinions
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