How Important is the News?
We often hear and read about news all the time. But how many people really understand what it is? In this article we will be exploring some of the different types of news you may encounter. All news is not created equal nor should it be. So let’s get started!
Examples of news that makes news. Any event, occurrence, or major piece of news which is of important or consequential interest to the public, place, or governmental sector in general. This term can also be used informally with a more casual description of the mindset or state of affairs of the reader or viewer. It is sometimes difficult to make a distinction between news and popular culture, especially when the events are occurring in the headlines or middle of something else on the screen. For instance, a natural disaster like a hurricane, earthquake, tornado, or other catastrophic event which makes broad news stories common, might be interesting to readers who only see major news coverage, but not news that occurs in the middle of another event – such as school cancellations.
Example of news story idea. A news story can be an event report, a feature story, a news story idea, a local story, or a political campaign ad. In these cases the news value of the content depends entirely on the audience of the reader or the audience of the news media. The content which is newsworthy to one audience may not be newsworthy to another.
Examples of news stories which are newsworthy. News stories that are newsworthy to one readership might not be newsworthy to another. For instance, an event which has taken place in the headlines but which has not been covered by the news media because it was taking place in the news cycle which is already full of stories about new products, new movies, new plays, newscasts, and so on and so forth would not be newsworthy to a sports fan, while an off-hand joke which had taken place in a locker room and was picked up by the paper would probably be newsworthy to a humor aficionado.
Examples of news stories which make news to many people. Examples of news that makes news to many people includes the story of Princess Diana, who became arities overnight due to her death from cancer. She was not an important person before her death, but she became one very quickly. Then there was the story of Princess Diana’s husband, whom she had never seen since their marriage. This news story made quite an impression on many people because of its unlikely elements, which made the princess’ death all the more newsworthy. Another example of news making itself known is the military helicopter crash that took the lives of sixty-two United States soldiers in Vietnam.
All news stories have their own importance and it is impossible to negate the impact that they may have on society in general, or on a particular country or region in particular. Even political leaders have stated that news stories which have a significant bearing on world affairs have an enormous effect on public opinion. News can indeed make people mad, but only so much.