Creating Interest in Your Readers With News
Examples of popular news include breaking news, sports news, weather forecasts, crime and many other news-making events that affect lives around the world. Much of today’s news get is through a more invasive form of media: television, radio, newspapers and online websites. While television news provides reports on local events directly to viewers, radio news travels around the world by being broadcasts through radios and satellite channels. Websites like Google News provide current information on everything from local government and crime news to Hollywood gossip and political intrigue. While all three forms of news provide a source of information for people around the world, each has its own strengths and weaknesses.
While some may view a new form of news as nothing more than hype, news does play an important role in keeping people informed. Take for example the recent uprising in neighboring Nigeria. The news that this country’s president had been taken ill, and that there would be major political chaos, played a large role in the public’s decision to take to the streets in support of the military leader. While there were many who criticized what they saw as an insufficient response, the overall story showed how citizens were taking their plight into their own hands and making their voices heard against an ill-mannered regime.
A similar news story from India dealt with how a new type of virus was sweeping across Asia, killing tens of thousands of people in what seemed like unprepared times. The report from the Associated Press on the virus, known as the “Asian Swine Flu,” included interviews with health care workers, epidemiologists and medical researchers. It showed how the virus was being transmitted from person to person, how it was being protected from the air and even how doctors were treating those who contracted it. All this information was essential in determining what steps needed to be taken to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Even with all the resources available, the AP story was able to provide the overall picture on an incredibly complex problem, rather than just one segment of the story.
Other important news stories made their way into the news. There was the tragic earthquake in Haiti, which showed how a natural disaster can affect the international community. News reporters not only covered the natural catastrophe but also spoke with residents to gain a deeper understanding of what was happening, where it was going and why people were still living in remote areas. This type of reporting helps give people hope, knowing that their story is being heard and giving them a reason to go back to the mountains or build rafts in the aftermath of a disaster. This type of news coverage makes a real difference in the world.
Many people rely on wire services for the global news that they get every day. A wire service, such as the Associated Press, gives people around the world a means to read and get news from around the globe every day. Without such a wire service, many people would not know what was happening in Pakistan, let alone the world. The wire service also brings politics and business to light, especially when stories are related to the country involved. A story about Pakistani officials helping earthquake victims brings a different angle to the story than one about American politicians helping earthquake victims.
News is never a constant thing. World events change on a daily basis. This constant change gives journalists and readers something to react to and discuss than a dull, routine piece of news. As news becomes more interesting, it gains more readers and viewers, as well as more column inches in newspapers and magazines. All this, in turn, means more advertising dollars for news organizations, as they are able to market themselves more effectively through the use of news.