History of News
News is basically information concerning current affairs. This can be given through several media: print, television, radio, publishing, photographic, wire services, online broadcasting, or by the oral testimony of witnesses and commentators to ongoing events. The major categories of news are sports, business, politics, science & space, and environmental news. News is created through a combination of different means for different purposes. There is also news that is not created by any one medium and that is termed as “unpublished news”.
The purpose of making news can be to inform the public or to manipulate the public. For the former, it’s to provide relevant information on public matters. In this case, the news is aimed at informing the general public and giving them some guidance on issues on which they may be interested such as new developments in medicine or politics. It also provides facts and information which is critical for the people in influencing their political decision-making processes. For the latter, it’s to support specific interests of groups that have an impact on the public.
The main goal of news is to spread awareness. This is achieved by stirring people’s interest and responding to their needs. Different methods are being used to do this; some create news through the written media, while others create news through visual means. Print media is mainly responsible for widespread understanding of current affairs in countries where the print media are dominant, like the USA and UK. Print media are the most popular form of news in other countries, where mass circulation of news is not possible or desirable.
News can also be created through the influence of big corporate conglomerates and banks. This news is created for two different purposes: to strengthen their position in the economy and to increase their share of the market. Governments also decide to create news through press release, announcements, and press conferences. They decide to create news to influence the public on pressing issues like education, health care, unemployment etc. It is also used to downplay any negative news about their government or their policies.
Online news sites are getting popular nowadays, as people want to get updated with the latest news from all over the world without facing censorship. They visit these sites for breaking news. The news from these websites can be submitted for online publishing and published by anyone around the globe. It has also become a source of promotion for upcoming products and events in both the private and public sectors.
Many news stories have been made available online, through blogs and social networking sites. Blogs and social networking sites are websites where people can make their own content and publish it online. This content is called news. Once news reaches a particular audience, it is generally picked up, reported on, and widely distributed. There is a lot of work done in the field of news, and there is more news being made available every day.