No one knows exactly when news will be around. It is something that is always there whether you are aware of it or not. The importance of news in our lives cannot be understood by some people who only need to hear it so they can relay it to others. You cannot predict when it will be a joyful occasion when the local sports team is winning or when a natural disaster has hit your city when you do not even have a clue about it. So, how do we know when the best time to be reading and writing news is?
News can be defined differently by other experts as well. Some of these definitions are listed below: 1. False or unusual news stories, which are usually not true. They are made up to deceive people. 2. False information that may influence the course of events leading to an unfortunate event.
News can affect people’s moods, emotions and decisions. When a news story is about a crime, it makes the life of a reader or a viewer richer because of its interesting details. But on the other hand, false or unusual news stories can also affect the moods and decisions of people because they contain exaggerated details that may make the story less believable. News can be entertaining or informative depending on its accuracy. For instance, if a dog bite attack happened to a child in a park, that news story will be more entertaining than an account about a man who bit every woman he could find on a swanky cruise.
False information can distort the truth and can affect the course of events and even cause a calamity. For example, false information about the missing Malaysian flight can create mass panic. Many people misconstrued that it was lost in the ocean when it was really on a plane. Media literacy requires one to be alert when he or she encounters false information or false media stories in the course of their daily lives. Media literacy therefore requires one to at least check sources for information before relying on it.
A second way to avoid fake news stories or false information is to check social media sites. In social media sites, readers are often presented with a lot of “ui” or buttons that they can click on to pass some important or interesting information to their friends. But just like a newspaper, these websites should also provide sources that can be checked by the reader.
News can have two different meanings. Sometimes, a news story is totally an invention of the media. But sometimes news is reported as real. Either way, it should provide accurate and useful information to readers. Readers can tell fake news stories from real ones if they don’t verify the sources. But with social media, a person can be fooled into thinking that he or she is reading a newspaper or watching a news program when in all probability it’s a made up story.