News is a topic that everyone, regardless of age, gender, race or political affiliation can be familiar with. News has been published since the beginning of the media and it has continuously changed through the years. Examples are daily newspapers, weeklies, magazine covers, Op-eds, blog posts, video-based articles, radio talk shows, radio and television show hosts, sports report writers, and TV/radio presenters. In fact, news is present in almost every medium that exist today and almost all of the world’s population have at least a vague knowledge of it.
The first written reference to newspapers came from the printing business itself. Back then, newspapers were for the most part, simple publications that provided people with current information about local happenings. As time passed, they became more complex with the emergence of mass print publishing in the 19th century. This made news spreading faster and easier. In addition, as technology advanced, newspapers started including long editorials, feature stories and reviews along with their news stories.
News nowadays is usually about important events happening all over the world. In this regard, online journalism has made a lot of waves among the public because it provides them with in-depth and detailed insights about such major events. News online is also disseminated through a variety of mediums. Some of these include online news portals, blogs, live streaming of news events, and traditional newspapers. All these mediums are designed to give readers and net users the latest and the most relevant details about any current or historical event.
However, not all news agencies are created equal. There are many competing news agencies all around the world and each one has a unique way of providing the necessary news to their audience. In fact, there are a wide number of newspapers and magazines that are run by large established news agencies. These news agencies have reporters that work hard faithfully covering all sorts of breaking news throughout the country and abroad. They also have other staffs to help in ensuring that the deadlines are met without delay. Other news agencies are smaller in size and have just a few reporters and editors devoted to the task.
Most newspapers, magazines and web sites are run by huge publishing companies. These publishing companies control numerous newspapers and magazines scattered all across the nation. These newspapers and magazines are distributed via mails to homes and business premises as well as via various newsstands and news kiosks. A local news stands usually features local newspapers and magazines that carry important national and international news.
A major US newspaper chain, The New York Times, for example, has four major sub-brands. These sub-brands are the New York Times magazine, the Times News Service, the New York Times Online and the Sunday Business section. All these newspapers publish original in-depth reports on almost every major topics that touch on US public life. But most newspapers have now established international online presence to ensure wider distribution to a global audience.
Many news stories that appear in local newspapers and magazines carry international value only when they are reported from a different part of the world. Many people are quick to judge and criticize a newspaper or magazine on the basis of a single news story. This is called the “clash of egos”. In such cases, the entire publication, including the news department, is branded with the same brush. Editors and reporters are expected to toe the line of the corporate culture and norms imposed by the management.
However, there is room for some personalizing of the news story. For instance, in the case of a travel magazine, an individual writer can write about his or her own experience in an interesting manner and then lead the reader to some special interest groups or destinations. Such personal writing in a newspaper or magazine carries additional advantage of providing a different slant on the overall news story.