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News is the communication of information on current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third party or mass audience.

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Etymology

One theory is that news was developed as a special use of the plural form of new in the 14th century. In Middle English, the equivalent word was newes, like the French nouvelles and the German neues. A somewhat similar development is found in at least three Slavic languages (Czech, Slovak and Polish), where there exists a word noviny ("news"), developed from the word nový ("new").
A folk etymology incorrectly suggests that it is an acronym of the cardinal directions: north, east, west, and south. [1]

History of news reporting

In its infancy, news gathering was primitive by today's standards. Printed news had to be phoned in to a newsroom or brought there by a reporter, where it was typed and either transmitted over wire services or edited and manually set in type along with other news stories for a specific edition. .Today, the term "breaking news" has become trite as broadcast and cable news services use live satellite technology to bring current events into consumers' homes live as they happen.^ Last time I checked, they were winning the TOP five ratings for Cable news!
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ In fact, if a nation sees its own demise happening and reacts to it; it can actually empower other empire, government and businesses to take a new path that would finally bring more balance in all our lives!
  • Cafferty File: Tell Jack how you really feel Blog Archive - What to blame for U.S. economic demise? « - Blogs from CNN.com 10 February 2010 13:34 UTC caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ By using this site, you accept our Terms of Service .
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Events that used to take hours or days to become common knowledge in towns or in nations are fed instantaneously to consumers via radio, television, mobile phone, and the Internet.

Newspapers

Most large cities had[citation needed] morning and afternoon newspapers. .As the media evolved and news outlets increased to the point of near over-saturation, afternoon newspapers were shut down except for relatively few.^ Though CNN will be immune, when Obama installs the "Fairness" Doctrine to suppress conservative speech...it will be used selectively to shut down Fox News.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ But try to get the truth out about them and their fascist attempts to take over all media, and they'll attempt to shut you down.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Say those frivolous suits are thrown out and our new single party Socialist system shuts down any opposing views on TV and radio.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Morning newspapers have been gradually losing circulation, according to reports advanced by the papers themselves.[citation needed]
Commonly, news content should contain the "Five Ws" (who, what, when, where, why, and also how) of an event. There should be no questions remaining. Newspapers normally write hard news stories, such as those pertaining to murders, fires, wars, etc. in inverted pyramid style so the most important information is at the beginning. Busy readers can read as little or as much as they desire. .Local stations and networks with a set format must take news stories and break them down into the most important aspects due to time constraints.^ That would knock the average IQ of CNN & Headline News talking heads down into the high 80's.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ LOL! Communist News Network couldn't take it that someone didn't lick Obama's nutsaq.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ I wondered what you were doing at CNN, that station the most liberal,impotent, station on the network.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Cable news channels such as Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and CNN, are able to take advantage of a story, sacrificing other, decidedly less important stories, and giving as much detail about breaking news as possible.
.News organizations are often expected to aim for objectivity; reporters claim to try to cover all sides of an issue without bias, as compared to commentators or analysts, who provide opinion or personal point-of-view.^ I do love, however, how so many left wing types describe anyone who issues an opinion different from their own as a "liar".
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Seriously some examples please of Fair and Balanced reporting on FOX NEWS? Im not trying to be funny I really want to know.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Heck even Wolf Blitzer on CNN is more fair and balanced just watch him?it?s like watching how news people used to deliver the news without personal opinion and bias?.doesn?t mean he is always like that it?s just refreshing to see people actually try.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

However, several governments impose certain constraints or police news organizations for bias. In the United Kingdom, for example, limits are set by the government agency Ofcom, the Office of Communications. .Both newspapers and broadcast news programs in the United States are generally expected to remain neutral and avoid bias except for clearly indicated editorial articles or segments.^ Previous poster stated "Well, now I can 'un-program' CNN Headline News from our TV's channel selection.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Many single-party governments have operated state-run news organizations, which may present the government's views.^ Say those frivolous suits are thrown out and our new single party Socialist system shuts down any opposing views on TV and radio.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Even in those situations where objectivity is expected, it is difficult to achieve, and individual journalists may fall foul of their own personal bias, or succumb to commercial or political pressure. Similarly, the objectivity of news organizations owned by conglomerated corporations fairly may be questioned, in light of the natural incentive for such groups to report news in a manner intended to advance the conglomerate's financial interests. .Individuals and organizations who are the subject of news reports may use news management techniques to try to make a favourable impression.^ Seriously some examples please of Fair and Balanced reporting on FOX NEWS? Im not trying to be funny I really want to know.
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Seriously some examples please of Fair and Balanced reporting on FOX NEWS? Im not trying to be funny I really want to know."
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed] Because each individual has a particular point of view, it is recognized that there can be no absolute objectivity in news reporting.[citation needed]

Newsworthiness

Newsworthiness is defined as a subject having sufficient relevance to the public or a special audience to warrant press attention or coverage.
Normal people are not newsworthy unless they meet an unusual circumstance or tragedy. The news divides the population into two groups; those few whose lives are newsworthy, and the multitude who are born, live out their lives and die without the news media paying them any significant notice. .The news has always covered subjects that catch people's attention and differ from their "ordinary lives". The news is often used for escapism and thus normal events are not newsworthy.^ Where the REAL NEWS PEOPLE LIVE....
  • Michael Calderone's Blog: Glenn Beck joins Fox News - Politico.com 12 September 2009 3:17 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

Whether the subject is love, birth, weather, or crime, journalists' tastes inevitably run toward the unusual, the extraordinary.
The subject and newsworthiness of a story depends on the audience, as they decide what they do and do not have an interest in. The denser the population, the more global the reported news becomes, as there is a broader range of interests involved in its selection.
Only a fraction of news manages to convey the overall international development.

See also

References

  • Stephens, Mitchell. "The History of News - 3rd Ed" Oxford University Press, New York, 2007.
  1. ^ [1] World Wide Words

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Simple English

News is when people talk about current events (things that are happening right now). News can be given in newspapers, television, magazines, or radio. There are several news channels on cable television that give news all day long, such as Fox News and CNN. There are several news magazines, such as Time and Newsweek.


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