What Really Is News?
All news is not news when it spins around a microphone, but news when it is being broadcast by a news agency. When a news segment is run on television, radio or even online news is important. It tells us what is happening in the world, where is where, why something happened and why now is better than ever. It is the news that keeps people informed.
Even when I am watching a funny commercial on television with funny people saying some silly things, I have heard people say, “there isn’t much news in America, we got just enough good news.” Well, that’s not so true, because there are many ways in which Americans can get real news, and sometimes it is good news and sometimes it is bad news. It depends on who you ask.
For example, one day a news story said that there is going to be mass layoffs at a large company in California. This caused an economic panic in the United States, stock prices went down, and unemployment went up. Two other headlines that were similar said that terrorist activities in the United States are on the rise, and China is expanding its territorial waters in the South China Sea. It’s all about the news, and if you are an American citizen who likes to hear about what is going on in the American government, you will probably enjoy what the daily newspaper has to say. On the other hand if you are a foreign national who does not like to hear about what’s going on in the American government, it can make you upset.