Mark Twain once said that there are two forces that can carry light to all corners of the world – sun and Associated Press. Today, we can argue about ‘light’ in news, which tell us about horrible things happening all over the world. In better case, there is an opportunity to hear something close to positive at the end to let people feel less hopeless. Nevertheless, humans need to know news, at least to understand the world they live in.
Long ago, people found out news thanks to some nomads or other travellers. And it was really good, considering that no other source of information was available. However, these stories were retold by people or retold by someone hundreds of times. What was the chance that a person heard a true or at least the initial version of a story? Moreover, people didn’t travel as fast in those days. So-called news was delivered in weeks or months after an event happened.
And what do we have nowadays? Even the diversity of sources letting find out what is going on is huge, not even to mention the diversity of news. The newspaper is the traditional one. Some say newspapers are going to disappear someday, but it doesn’t sound like truth. The argument may be naïve, but if they still exist, it means that people need printed press. Maybe, in latter amounts, but they still do.
TV is more interactive. You don’t have to read, but receive a picture and sound instead. It can be even a relaxing activity if news aren’t scary or depressive.
Finally, the Internet. Among its numerous functions and advantages, cognitive function is one of the basic ones. The Internet was always meant to keep people connected – with each other and with the world.
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