Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the assignment below.
Good news is, for the most part, no news. It is not sufficiently compelling or important to make leading stories and front pages in the media, certainly not as often as bad news. Bad news sells, or so it seems from the books, newspapers, and television reports that fill our lives. But in this endless focus on the bad, the media present a distorted view of the world.
Adapted from Richard B.McKenzie, The Paradox of Progress: Can American Regain Their Confidence in a Prosperous Future?
Do books, newspapers, and other media focus too much on bad news?
Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
2. 审题关键词：media, bad news
正：Bad news always makes the front page.
反：Actually, it depends on which media it is. For example, tabloids focus more on entertainment news.
补：The obligation of media is informing people of what is happening around the world.