News is current information about events from every part of the world and conveys it to people in a quick and accurate way. It also provides a forum for discussion about those events and how they may impact people. News can be found in many forms such as television, radio, newspaper and the internet.
A good news story is interesting, informative and without bias. It is also interesting when it challenges people’s ideas or makes them think about things they have not considered before.
The news media should be a source of information and education; it should not be a source of entertainment. It is the job of other areas to entertain – such as music and drama on the radio or in the newspapers’ entertainment section with cartoons and crosswords.
It is important to keep up with the news because it has a big influence on our lives, even if we are not directly affected by an event such as a government decision. But we must be careful about what information we consume because some of the news is not always accurate or objective.
If we want to be informed, then we must seek out a range of sources and opinions. A good start is to read some of the major newspapers. Then we should seek out a number of other news websites that are reputable and independent. It is also a good idea to find out about news sites designed for different cultures, because they are more likely to offer more than one viewpoint (perspective) on the issue.