News is the word used for any news item that one may come across while perusing any newspaper, magazine, or news portal. The news can be related to any area or topic. The news has no specific time frame or period and hence it is termed as news. The news is generally updated on a daily basis and one can collect news from various sources like newspapers, magazines, radio and TV etc. The latest news is also provided by online news services.
Today with the advancement of technology, new kinds of news are emerging and being published in the online media. News as defined by the Webster’s Dictionary is “A brief, recent, or late newspaper or magazine, often comparative and sometimes complete, with or without sketches or articles”. News is a very important component of any civilization and hence it is necessary to have some knowledge about news. The dictionary gives us the definition of news as “a brief or recent statement made to accompany a piece of news-or sometimes of an editorial”. Hence we get the idea that the purpose of news is to inform and entertain.
We can get to know about the news through newspapers, TV channels and radio stations. The objective of any media is to provide information. Now-a-days the objective of all media is to provide news and entertainment to their viewers and readers/listeners. As mentioned above the purpose of a news maker is to inform and entertain. The role of journalists is not only to inform but the journalists also serve to entertain the people through their reporting. There are many newspapers/magazines/radios/tv channels who can provide you news selections that you like and can help you know about the latest happenings within the published area.