A news paper is a weekly newspaper printed by any newspaper company with specific reference to current events, news, and feature stories. A new paper will contain all news items of current interest to the public. It may not have sports sections, entertainment sections, or other sections of news interest. It is mainly designed for the general public and contains some sections which are dedicated entirely to the news. Some papers also include feature stories, which are much more in-depth articles that the regular news pieces, however, they too are published on a weekly basis.
The goals of a newspaper include advertising, public relations, community involvement, as well as upholding the freedom of speech and press. They also publish pictures, stories, statistics, and other material that one might find interesting or which could be considered news worthy. For example, a recent newspaper feature story was one piece that was featured on the front page of the paper, it was about a young woman who had been kidnapped from a bus in Victoria, Australia. She had posted on her web site a wanted poster that included her picture along with the description of her kidnapping and where she wanted to be found.
News-letters, both online and in print are normally sent to all subscribers on certain days of the week. There are many different kinds of news-letters that would be sent out based on what the newspaper is focusing on at any given time. One such story that got a lot of attention was the story of the “cape hunt” that happened on the eastern seaboard of Australia. There were wanted posters that advertised an area where people wanted to go in search of a “cape hunter” that had just stumbled upon this story and was himself being sought by police.
Another story that was very newsworthy was the arrest of two teenagers who were wanted for stealing an air ticket off the airline website KLM Royal Dutch. The ticket that they had was linked to a straw hat that one of the suspects had purchased online in Amsterdam. A wanted poster that was sent out to airline passengers that had purchased the tickets on the website called “Straw Hatgers” described the two suspects involved in the crime: Zane and Zsanett, who were wanted on warrants of burglary in Melbourne. The Straw Hats were eventually caught by the Australian Federal Police, the local Royal Australian Police, the Crimes Act charges them with theft of a passport and making false claims, both of which are extremely serious offenses.
There was another major story that broke in the News-Letter that attracted a lot of attention, and that was the conviction of David Paul Jones, a world famous internet guru and self-proclaimed “Guru”. Mr. Jones was sentenced to two and a half years in jail after pleading guilty to defraud the Australian Federal Police of thousands of dollars worth of paid Internet surveys. He was also ordered to pay heavy fines for fraudulently attempting to solicit money from persons seeking to make online donations to his charities, which are managed by his wife. The News Letter reported that Mr. Jones had said that he would not be able to repay the large debts that he had amassed using the web to fund his lifestyle. His wife was pregnant at the time of his arrest, and he was only able to meet with her after his arrest.
The other major story that came out of the Melbourne Magick Paper was the conviction of a Chinese man, Huang Pei Le, for selling fake Australia visas on the Internet. Huang had created several sites that sold what he claimed to be genuine Australian visa applications. He had also tried selling three other fake Australian visas through the auction site eBay, but had been stopped there because of its terms and conditions. Huang had operated all his businesses from his home, which he had converted into an office. The News Letter reported that police discovered numerous evidence products in the house where Huang had been running his businesses. All in all, it can be safely concluded that the News Letter did its best to bring down one of the more unfortunate members of the public into the arms of the law, but failed completely.