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Конспект 22. Mass communication media
Everywhere, every day, exciting things are happening. Each day is filled with news. People learn news while reading newspapers and magazines, talking over the phone or they are kept informed by watching TV or listening to the radio. The press, the radio and television play a big role in the life of the society. They inform, educate and entertain people. They also influence the way people look at the world and make them change their views.
Mass media play a very important role in organizing public opinion. Millions of people watch TV and read newspapers in their free time. Most of people can’t do without a newspaper in the underground or during the lunch break. TV also dominates the life of the family most of the time. The radio is usually turned on, creating a permanent background noise. So mass media have become a very important part of our life.
Mass media can be used for various purposes, for instant, advocacy (both for business and social concerns) and entertainment (through music, sports, video, and computer games).
One of the most popular ways of spreading information is mobile phoneswhich can be used for following breaking news, watching short clips of entertainment, reading horoscopes, playing games, listening to music, and advertising.
Millions of copies of newspapers appear every day. Many people subscribe to two or more newspapers; others buy newspapers at the newsstands. Most newspapers contain news, detailed articles on home and international affairs, reviews of books, art and TV shows. Many of them also cover sports events. Journalism includes collecting, analyzing, verifying and presenting information about current events, trends, issues and people. Those who practise journalism are known as journalists.
The Internet has recently become another important source of information. Its main advantage is that news appears on the screen as soon as things happen in real life and you don't have to wait for news time on TV.
Everybody knows about the importance of TV in the world today. We become better informed by watching documentaries, science programs, discussions and political issues of the day. TV gives us opportunities to see the best actors, sport matches, to meet famous people. TV brings the world to our room.
To my mind we can’t imagine our lives without mass media. It is silly to avoid them as we can use their advantages.Though we should be careful and filter all information we get.
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