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Monday, January 21, 2013

Essay: Newspaper

Newspapers, as their name suggests, provide us with News. Newspaper is an important object of modern civilization. It is most commonly accepted as a record of the current events. But the meaning and role of a newspaper are more than being a mere document of events. Newspaper is a means of voicing the public opinion. Various items of news are published in a newspaper.
Kinds of newspapers:
There are many kinds of newspapers, such as the daily, the weekly, the biweekly and the fortnightly. The daily newspapers are full of news. But the other newspapers are full of views and comments on the different news items. Some newspapers come out twice and thrice a day. Because the habit of reading the fresh news is getting more and more with the people.
The newspaper has got a big staff like the editor, the sub-editors, the new reporters and the news agents. The small papers manage with one editor. The newspapers are printed in the printing press. The newspapers get news from the big news agencies like Reuter, Samachar, Tass and I.N.F.A. They get the news with the help of the teleprinters.
Newspapers give news to us. We know the news of the world through the newspapers. They criticize the mistakes of the Government. They give lead to the people. People can know the new invention and discoveries through the newspapers. Newspapers make the people know their rights and duties and their responsibilities.
But the newspapers have some drawbacks also. They serve as a means of propaganda for the various political parties. Often views and comments are expressed through them that confuse the people and misguide them. The people fail to understand the truth. Sometimes, news is even twisted and distorted. At other times, they stir up class hatred. They sow seeds of communal quarrels. Often they publish wrong advertisements which deceive and cheat the people and corrupt the public taste by giving indecent pictures and advertisements.
The editors of the newspapers should be honest and impartial. They should be men of personality; gravity and integrity. They should be the men of principle. They should have knowledge, wisdom and foresight. India has also got some good newspapers like the Amrit Bazar patrika, the Hindustan Standard, the Statesman, the Bombay Chronicle, the Times of India and the Hitabad. There is great field in India for the new newspapers to come in.