Types of News and How They Are Important
It is very easy to get news out there, especially on the internet. For example, you can find news in any place that has a website and it’s usually quick to read. You can even feed news straight into your e-mails if you are using a service like Gmail. The hardest part of getting news is reading it so the news we are going to focus on here is the news delivery method.
When people say you can’t get news “out there”, it means you can’t get the same quality of news unless you go looking for it. Examples of news which don’t fall under the scope of normal discourse include information from radio or television stations, alternative media sources (like podcasts or blogs), and legal news. It is pretty obvious what news means in this sentence; it means anything which is delivered to someone either by way of someone else, or by physical media like newspaper, magazine, or broadcast station.
The second form of news is the type which is directly related to current events. This means news which is relevant to current events and which is developed for a current audience. For example if you were looking up information about recent events in the Middle East, you would most likely want news that was either relevant to the recent events, or to the country that was involved in those events. So news that reported on recent developments in the Middle East, with no clear reference to a country would not be considered current news and therefore would not be appropriate.
Another example of news that is directly associated with a current event, but not necessarily with a country, is breaking news. This could be anything from an explosion, to a new virus being spread, or a crime happening in a certain neighborhood. In this case the news story is breaking, it might be live reporting, it could be a television report, or it could be an article in a newspaper or magazine. It is called news because it is being continuously updated with more details become available. As the world changes every day, the need for up to the minute news stories becomes all the more important, and journalism have been the one consistent thing that’s always brought this to you.
Finally, the last major kind of news is an executive order. An executive order is a legal document that the president issues to the federal government agencies within the executive branch. The purpose of an executive order is to direct the departments and agencies in some way. For example, an order might be issued to investigate and prevent discrimination. An executive order is used to influence a specific law, and is thus considered to be newsworthy by many standards.
By now, you should have a better idea of the different forms of news. All news sources are important, and each form has their place in our society. No matter what your source of news is, it’s important that you continue to tell the people what you know to them. You might not think that the news sources that you follow are all that important, but as any historian will tell you, without the written word, man would have no written history. So stick around, and tell people what you know.