What Is News?
What Is News?
As a journalist, your responsibility is to report events in the world in a fair and impartial manner. The news is, in effect, the voice of your country. The Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse are the largest news agencies in the world. However, while these news agencies provide the bulk of the world’s news, they aren’t the only ones. There are numerous smaller, regional news agencies as well.
The term “news” is defined by a variety of authorities. Carrel Warren defines it as “any event or incident that is unusual or timely in its nature and is of interest to the layman.” The British Journal defines news as “any newsworthy event, issue, or information,” and Gerald W. Johnson describes it as “the latest newsworthy incident.” Other definitions of news include, but are not limited to, current events, world affairs, and political issues.
News can be in the form of articles, broadcasts, or websites. It must be original, unpublished, and relevant to human activities. As such, it must arouse interest in readers. Such interest can be physical, emotional, or emotional. And, of course, the news must be of interest to the readers, or the audience will not read it. It is the duty of the media to inform the public about any new events that may be of interest to them.