摘要：2018年7月1日托福独立写作题目：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
2018年7月1日托福独立写作题目：Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Sometimes people think that nowadays the media (TV, newspapers, and the Internet) are less concerned about the accuracy of news than in the past, and the incorrect information may cause more problems than it brings benefits to the public.
The media dominate the way people get informed. [引入话题的第一句话的信息量不要大，不要给读者制造信息压力，形式上可能是个短句] However, not all people believe what they see, read or hear from the media. [顺势引入话题的立意核心] As a matter of fact, many peoplequestion the credibility of media coverage, and the skepticism, which is justifiable, particularly prevails today. [然后简单展开] In fairness, inaccurate information is however not necessarily as deleterious as is thought [语法现象：省略].
First, 中心句：not to demonize the media [语法现象：不定式作目的状语], journalists may nottamper with information but omit the step of fact check before they publish a story.[中心句不宜信息太多太详细] Since [语法现象：原因状语从句] news is time-sensitive, particularly in this age when people can hardly long maintain their interest in a matter, the media have to rush before their headlines are late, and they can hardly be meticulous in a hurry. Although those mistakes are honest, they are still attributed to a lack of concern about the truth. By contrast, in the past decades, when audience would wait patiently, reporters were able to write with precision of details [语法现象：介词短语作方式状语] and they did.
中心句：Although it is unfair to deny the integrity of all the media, it is fair to maintain some doubt, as there must be media crews that are insincere. Admittedly, a newspaper or a TV station, as a business, needs to make sales to survive; however, nowadays, some media are too profit-driven to emphasize the truthfulness of their coverage. The worst case is that [语法现象：表语从句] some journalists, seeing their job as a lucrative career rather than an honest profession, fabricate stories that sell and are only glad to see that circulation or viewership increases and that the business rakes in [rake in] money. [句型现象：长句] This situation was less likely among past generations of journalists, who understood what true journalism is. The media used to have the integrity and would never bend their work ethics—informing people of but only the truth — even though they would lose financial gains.
In terms of the effects, inaccurate information is indeed misleading, and if it ismisinformation, it betrays the public. However, under some circumstances, accuracy is counterproductive, and the media purposefully alter information, under the administration’s instructions, to stabilize a society. For example, the media may selectively report details of natural disasters in order to curtail the spread of negative emotions, which do not help.
In conclusion, nowadays, the media, including TV, newspapers, and the Internet, care less about the accuracy of news than in the past. They either make honest mistakes or lie. However, it is unfair to see only the downside.