Keeping A Pulse On The News
News is basically information which was not known before or recent occurrences broadcast over the radio, tv, internet or in print media. For example a recent example of news is two couples announcing their impending wedding at a large family gathering. Or even just a simple news item is that the latest movie “Django Reinhard” is a super hit. News has always been a factor in peoples lives. Without news we would not know what to do with ourselves, where to go and what to watch, etc.
Everybody knows that the purpose of newspapers and magazines is to inform the public about current affairs, politics and world events. Many people feel that the role of news reporters is more like a chore than a job. But news can be a pleasure to read especially if it is written in an interesting and informative way. News readers will want to keep coming back to the same newspaper for up to date news on virtually any topic they are interested in.
Every country has a right to put forth its own public interest or news regarding public welfare. In other words the press has to be unbiased. This does not mean that the press should publish anything that does not have importance. Reporting bad news may tarnish the repute of the institution or of the people involved and may in the long run have negative effects. It may also lead to increased cynicism. However, this is not such a bad thing as it always helps people understand things better.
Every country also has a right to criticize the performance of the government. Criticizing the government while giving vent to their grievances helps people better understand public policies. All journalists too are duty bound to speak out in favor of the government, but the press must be restrained from taking undue advantage of the people. There have been instances when some newspapers have gone on a rampage and have carried opinions that have harmed the reputation of the government.
A number of commercial news papers have started offering online news. These publications have successfully overcome the shortcomings of earlier printed news. It has given access to people living across the globe. This news can be downloaded from the internet and accessed on any computer. Online news publications can be trusted and can be relied upon for getting current information, which is not always possible in printed form.
Keeping a pulse on what is happening around is an art. All individuals and organizations must keep themselves updated with the latest news. Current affairs are interesting things happen in the world almost every day. Keeping oneself abreast of the happenings helps people understand the importance of things. This also provides them an opportunity to come up with relevant news of their own.