English Essay - Importance of Newspaper



Importance of Newspaper 

Introduction—Newspaper is a powerful mass media. It plays a very important role in a democratic country. It helps people to form their opinion which is the backbone of democracy. Newspapers have proved that pen is more powerful than sword. They are a good means of expressing one's thought. 

Changing Role of Newspaper—Gone are the days when newspaper was read just to know the news. Its role was very narrow and limited. But today news is only a part of the newspaper. It provides classified news. There are different pages for different categories of news. We have separate pages for local news, international news, sports news, commercial news etc. 

Knowledge and Entertainment—Newspapers give us both knowledge and entertainment. They publish articles on science, medicine, health, cookery, fashion etc. They also entertain us through short stories, jokes, articles quiz etc. They publish interesting comic series, picture quiz etc., for children. 

Career Guidance—Most of the newspapers publish very important career guidelines once or twice a week. They inform us about the different academic and vocational courses and competitive examinations. They help us to choose a suitable course and career. 

Advertisement—Newspapers publish classified advertisements such as situations vacant, educational, matrimonial, sale and purchase of vehicles, property advertisements. Most of them are very useful. Matrimonials provide a wide choice of matches. 'Situations Vacant' column helps us to get a job. 

Demerits—Newspapers have some demerits as everything else has. Some advertisements are false. They misguide and deceive the reader. Sometimes biased articles art published. They cause communal riots, hatred and disunity. 

Conclusion—Healthy censorship removes these demerits to a great extent. The conscious reader cannot be misguided and deceived by yellow journalism.