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The role of media in the society Media has always played a huge role in our society. For a long time media was one of the methods of controlling people and leisure. In ancient times when there was no newspapers and television, people used literature as source of information, some books like "the Iliad", and different stories about great kings, shows those people the information about them. Nowadays media is one of the main part of our lives and our society, because we use word media, to combine all sources of information. Average man is spending 4 hours a day on watching TV and reading newspapers. There're a lot of different types of information sources, all of them are specific and dedicated for different types of information. Newspapers, Internet, television, radio, and magazines are all media. The media provides information to educate, to inform or simply to entertain its audience. The importance of the media is to publish the message worldwide, so that it can become popular. ...read more.


As for me I like broadsheets more because there are only useful facts and no silly stories and pictures. In such country like Kazakhstan where, like I said before most of the media are controlling by the government, we need to spend our time and to read a lot of different newspapers so we can get full information from different points of view, I like newspapers which are belong to opposition parties. Internet: Also known as the World Wide Web (WWW), it contains of a web of computers working together and connecting to each other like a spider web, and it allows the person to research all kinds of material on their computer and learn more and the topic or issue they are after. Internet is the latest invention of human being that we are using to get information. World Wide Web is huge. We can find absolutely everything in it. People are using I-net for different reasons first because it is cheap, easy to use, and always up to date, so you can see all the news right after something happened. ...read more.


Radio now is not such important thing as it was 50 years ago. Now we have developed Internet and television with pictures and videos, so nobody wants to sit near tuner as it was before. Nowadays radio is mostly dedicated to music, not to news and facts. Also there are different radios that are playing only specific music genres. I'm usually listening to radio only in my car. So now we can prove that media is 4th power of controlling society and it depends on country, who is the head of it - community or government. People are using media to show the entire world the truth. Politicians are also using media to make themselves look better and using Black-PR to humiliate their opponents. In countries with communist or monarchy regime media is only not armed method to control people. All this is depend on bunch of people which are responsible for media - journalist. They have special journalist ethic. After all without media our world will be boring and life will stops it flow and whole world will fall in the age of darkness. Berdalin Erkin Paul Pickering English B 1055 words 2 pages 17.10.04 1 ...read more.

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