A new and innovative way to distribute news in the digital age has emerged. Smartphones and other mobile devices are capable of transmitting and displaying information at a speed unheard of in the past. The internet has also begun to play a similar role in the 21st century. This has led to a discussion about the credibility of news as a whole.
Several studies have been conducted, including a study by Stephen J. Milner, an historian of Renaissance Florence. His findings indicate that news is a product of social developments and is most definitely influenced by the latest technology.
For instance, in the 1800s, staff correspondents for Agence Havas were stationed in many world capitals. They stressed the rapid transmission of news and the importance of the “Five Ws” (what, why, when, where, and how). However, the best news story may not be the latest iPhone.
Getting the right information from a local news reporter means breaking down the big story into the smallest, most digestible parts. This isn’t always easy. Local reporters must also make sure that they aren’t presenting a story that’s a waste of time or that doesn’t hold much relevance to their audience. In the end, it is a matter of individual judgment.
It is no secret that the Internet has changed how we receive news. Mobile devices have given rise to citizen journalists and the like. Similarly, newspapers have retained their capacity to influence other media. Newspapers continue to break major news stories. Likewise, the Internet can be a valuable propagation channel during government crackdowns.
There is also the news of the day, which is usually provided by a correspondent. Unlike the news of the week, a story of this size is rarely given in full detail. The most significant news is usually placed at the beginning of the paper, allowing readers to consume less while gaining access to the most important information.
Similarly, the best news story is usually the most interesting. Depending on the societal context, an event may be of interest to the average person or only to the power elite. One of the most popular topics is war. Another is news about health. Health related items of interest include the latest in medical research, traditional remedies, and dieting.
Some of the most impressive news stories are about people. In fact, most news is about people. News about the latest in celebrity news, especially in the entertainment industry, is likely to be worthy of attention. Moreover, news about the latest scandal involving a prominent figure is almost guaranteed to draw the attention of the public. Similarly, an unusual crime can be a good news story.
For instance, an assassination of a high-profile politician is a newsworthy event. Although the assassination of Mrs Gandhi is not a new event, it does stand out as a noteworthy one. Other notable stories have to do with other facets of celebrity, such as the biggest and the best.