Mass Media - СМИ (6)

Mass media (that is the press, the radio and television) play an important role in the life of modern man and society. They inform, educate and entertain people. They also influence the way people look at the world, make them change their views and mould public opinion.

Reading the newspaper you can get information about the events that have taken or are going to take place in our country or abroad. The pages of newspapers carry articles on economy, industry, agriculture and social life. Practically all newspapers also give radio and TV programs, weather forecasts.

Today Russia can be proud of the great variety of newspapers circulating though the country. One can find newspapers of all kinds: national and local, official and private, quality and popular, newspapers issued for children, teenagers, for all kinds of fans: sport-fans, car-fans, music fans, etc. The freedom of press has become actual in our days. Most of the newspapers can boast their independence, their individual styles and their peculiarities.

Every newspaper has its readers. Our family has been subscribing to "Komsomolskaya Pravda" for a long time. My parents read it from cover to cover. To tell the truth I am not a great lover of reading the press and I don't read it regularly. I find boring the information about the work of the government, political reports and current news. I prefer to read articles and social issues and pages devoted to interesting facts from the life of the stars - both music and sport. "Komsomolskaya Pravda" is daily newspaper, which has Saturday supplement - "Tolstushka" as it is called. It is very interesting issue and I look it though attentively. I consider the entertainment appendix to the newspaper to be very useful because there are a lot of jokes, crosswords and quizzes. I'm keen on solving them.

Besides the newspapers there are a lot of magazines in our country. They are entertainment mostly ("Rovestnic", "TV-park", "Cool" and other) but there are also business, politics and some other magazines. Almost all magazines are printed in color and with a great amount of pictures and it makes them very interesting to read.