News – A Source of Information
News is essentially information on current affairs. This can be given through a variety of media: print, broadcast, postal systems, electronic media, or by the oral testimony of witnesses and observers to current events. There are also several ways to get news: newspapers, television and radio. Although most people are used to receiving news on the television set, it has become increasingly popular to read news magazines and other publications.
The most common method of getting news is through the newspaper. In a country like the United States, most newspapers are generally owned by large corporations that have wide distribution in every county or city. Newspapers are also formatted similarly to major broadcast news organizations. They generally provide a single column or “page” with a few lines about the news. But unlike television and radio, newspapers usually do not air commercials.
Another way to get news is through newswires, which are sent to a mailing list and then directly delivered to the recipient. Newswires are also available online, though some are published for free and others require a fee. Some websites also offer news as streaming audio or video. In recent years, a new method of getting news has become popular, namely RSS feeds. This means that a user can check a website and get the latest information as soon as it is published.