We want to be updated and it is not the matter of today only. Since the creation of mankind human beings are always in search of information and have an urge of latest news and happenings in his surroundings. There can be many reasons behind this quest ranging from human nature to demand of society. Staying updated fulfill man’s desire and give him the feel that he is not lacking behind in the modernization and fast pace of this world. While brain storming about anything or while having discussions in a social circle he wants to stay a step ahead and it is healthy in the most of cases. This has been the demand of time and will always be so as to groom opinions, play healthy roles in society, fly higher and invent better are always achievements and prides in the process of making this world more beautiful and better place to live in. And in all this process news play very much critical role.
According to oxford dictionary the meaning of news is “Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events.” And normally responsible citizens are always in knowledge of these. Very first organized way of news transmission was newspaper that is as old as 16th century. Later on radio and television also became very important news media. With the advancement in technology and internet revolution e-newspapers, online news websites, blogs, and social media websites have become very important mediums for transmitting news. Now finding, displaying, analyzing, and discussing news is so competitive and impacts so powerfully that it’s known as media war with all of its pros and cons.
Let’s know 29 years old American’s views on today’s news media;
Q: How do you find news media role in today’s society?
Ans: Honestly saying watching news channels and reading newspapers, especially international news, makes me fall in depression. It feels like nothing good is happening and everyone is talking about war, terrorism, competition, hatred, and all dark sides. One says plus and other says minus. It feels like so much darkness that a little ray of light disappears in that. I am a common man and I want peace, peace of mind and heart. Continue reading