News is a piece of important or interesting information about a situation or an event that has occurred recently. Newspapers are nothing without news and man can live without newspapers. Life gives off an impression of being an ill-defined muddle of occasions. Journalists struggle daily to capture this chaos so that the general public receives a clear picture of it. Firstly, they structure the news, present it in the form of reports, cleverly bundle it into stories and at last cast it on televisions, radio and online. Then the next day newspapers print the same covered stories and increase their income. Since it is an era of the Internet, many people don’t consider buying the newspapers as they get to know everything online. Yet, many people today still buy them and pass their leisure time reading the newspapers.
The news report isn’t viewed as factual if anyone includes something in it from their creative mind. News has certain stages and after passing through them, it is published. The hot topic which is considered to be the biggest news is placed in detail at the front page of the bulletin. The less important news is then given after and so on it goes.
MEANS OF SPREADING NEWS
There are various means of spreading the news. Some of them are:
The one which is considered to be the best way to spread any type of news is “Social Media”. Now that the internet has taken over the world and many spend most of their time on it, so publishing news on the internet can make it go viral in seconds. Researchers have also proved that social media is the prime source of news. Social media also has some structures that blow out the risk of fake news. A study shows that 41% of Americans in the US daily surf social media to learn about the news.
Newspapers, even today, are bought and read by people. Many have a habit of reading a newspaper in the morning along with a cup of tea. Some even enjoy evening snacks together with newspapers. Newspapers or magazines are published daily or sometimes weekly. There are newspapers which publish news on a national level while others publish it on an international level too.
Television or Radio:
Broadcasting a piece of news is common. Many people are fond of watching television. However, lesser ones are fond of listening to a radio. When driving a car, you don’t have access to the television and that is the time when you go for listening to the radio. So, both are equally considered. But, there is a difference in radio broadcasting and television broadcasting. Only audio is transmitted through radio broadcasting while television broadcasting gives the facility to transmit both audio and video. The news which is broadcasted both on radio and televisions can be educational, entertaining, about weather or traffic conditions in an area, etc.
TYPES OF NEWS
News has certain types.
Fake news can be a story, a news to deceive someone. Fake news is considered as harmful as getting ill because of a serious illness. It can damage one’s life, create chaos, and one cannot estimate the impact of fake or wrong news. Not everything that you read is often true. Fake news is a threat as it often has a motive whether it could be a political one, to manipulate one’s views or deceive the readers. The thing which has contributed the most in increasing the fake news is the lack of proper understanding of the internet. Many social media sites are making their efforts in combating the wide spreading of fake news. Spot a fake one and immediately report it.
Every day something is happening in the sports industry. Someone gets married, retires, achieves something or gets injured while playing, all this is of great importance for the viewers. So, sports news has equal importance alike other news. Some sports commentators do their commentary in the live coverage of sports. Live coverage of a sports event is considered to be mandatory because the viewers who are not present in the event want to watch the match live. TV channels and social media sites, both give live coverage as well as live written updates of any match going on.
Some people have an interest in politics and watch political news daily. Political news covers the political leaders’ lifestyle, their political state, etc. Political affairs are captured daily, published and broadcasted. Just like knowing about the sports industry, entertainment news and other news is important for people, it should be equally important to know about politics because at least one should know what is going around.
Entertainment news is something people like to read every day. It is related to the television industry, music industry, events, fashion industry, film industry, etc. News media concentrates more on celebrities. TV new channels reveal the hidden news alongside publishing it on their social media sites. Entertainment news is one of the main purposes to watch television or surf a social media site.
Weather news plays a great role. News channels show weather conditions of different areas of the world. Watching these weather conditions, people also plan their vacations accordingly. Some love rainy days, others enjoy sunny ones. When the weather conditions worsen, they spoil everything so people watch the forecast.