Types of media
Media can be divided into traditional and modern.
Traditional: the press (newspapers), radio and TV
modern: the internet
The role of media
Nowadays media play huge role and have great importance:
- simplify the communication among people as they want to be in touch with world they are surrounded by
- provide us some new info
- have educational influence
- entertaining function
- should be neutral (sometimes they aren‘t)
- can influence our decisions,
- shape public opinion
- sometimes disturb somebody‘s privacy
- sometimes give some unconfirmed info
Newspapers (the press)
The oldest type of media
can be published daily, weekly, monthly
Quality or serious press (in the past they were called broadsheets)
formal language general interest
used to be more expensive than tabloids formal punctuation
facts, confirmed info actual info about politics, sport, local etc.
higher quality of journalism should be objective
simple graphics less photos
in the UK: The Times, The Independent, The Guardian
Tabloids or popular press (in the past they were called short sheets)
informal language cheaper
big headline, capital letter short articles
many photos info obout private life of celebrities, love affairs
rumours/distorted info→journalist lie easy vocabulary and grammar
in the UK: The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mail
Magazines are for people who share the same interests. Magazines can be published daily, monthly and quartely. In magazines there are articles about sport, science, history, cooking, cars and fashion. They are more expensive than tabloids and quality press.
Future of newspapers
decline of importance, but personally I think that newspapers have stayed alive for many years.
It broadcasts news, music, sport, funny programmes, debates, etc. But you can only listen to it. Radio is very useful in cars when you travel long distances and you can listen to music to relax.
listen to music, news you can do many things when you listen to radio
available almost everywhere movable
only sound many adds
In the past radio plays a huge role mainly from the end of the first quarter of 20th century to the mid-20th century. I can mention the UK. The famous radio speech was given by Winston Churchill at the beginning of WW2.
I think radio will be useful in cars when you want to listen to music or for relax. In my opinion radio is better than TV because you don’t have to sit in front of monitor.
see films not only sound
sit in front of monitor watching takes much time
unmovable many adds
In television there are diferent programmes like: cartoons, chat shows, comedies, documentaries, soap operas and others. Soap operas have story(plot) which is never ending… Everybody watches TV:young and old, men and women, adult and childer but everyone likes other programmes.
Every state has own chanel. In bigger states like the USA, Russia and China there are over 1000 chanels.
I like nature programmes and documentaries mainly about universe.
International network watch videos, films
complex of websites where you can find everything you want
great source of information, entertainment and education
listen to the music reading news from all over the world
surf on the internet chatting with other people
Addiction to the internet many viruses
risk of chatting with strangers high level of abuse