Value of Newspapers
Newspaper has become very important in modern man’s life. It has become a part of his bed-tea. Without it he feels cut off from the world. Newspaper brings him a variety of news from different parts of the world. It keeps him informed of the events that take place around him. The news items vary from regional to international level.
Newspaper provides material for entertainment. All the newspapers bring out different editions on different days. These editions carry material of different nature. There are stories, poems, plays and articles. Commentaries by great men and book-reviews by able critics also find their way into newspapers. There are columns for movie-shows, television programmes and sports events.
Newspaper is valuable for the business world. Businessmen can advertise their goods and reach out to their customers. Besides business advertisements there are various other advertisements. Newspaper is a means of bringing together buyers and sellers, employers and workers, public and government. Matrimonial notices, situation vacant appear on the pages of a modern newspaper.
Newspaper also serves as a mirror of public opinion. The public can express its views in letters to the editors. The leaders can also convey their messages to the people through newspaper. In this way, newspaper creates a direct contact between the public and the government. The educative value of newspaper is thus very great. Newspaper must be truthful and impartial in reporting matters.