News on the radio, television and the internet are so powerful that they have the power to influence our decisions. However, many people fail to consider the full implications of what they read or hear. Newsword Examples of news can be compared to a tornado.
An example of bad news is the breaking up of a marriage. Sometimes couples just decide to part ways and never see one another again. The problem with this situation is that the real problem was not the breakup. It was how the couple decided to go about breaking up in the first place.
Examples of news items that would qualify as bad are war and natural disasters. These news items influence our nation’s decision-making process. Examples of news that would be good for us are jobs, the economy and health care. While these items do influence our nation’s state, they do not directly benefit us.
News Items that would be good for us would include education, politics and religion. These examples bring light to various social issues. By learning what is newsworthy, we learn something about our country, economy and culture.
All of the news that we hear and see is not inherently good or bad. We all have to make our own judgments when it comes to what is important and what is of no interest to us. If something affects us deeply, then it becomes a matter of personal choice. Some examples of news that affect us greatly are natural disasters and political conflicts.
Some may look at these examples and wonder how the world could possibly need newspapers. Does the world need to hear about the latest in violence against Christians in Nigeria? Is it a good thing for the world to know that Nigeria is burning because of Christian worshipers? Of course, yes and no.
Having news is a good thing because it brings us information that we may not otherwise get. When the latest tragedy hits, we can look up information online. We can read blogs about it and see if we can get any sense of what is happening. Sometimes, we can find out about horrible crimes that have happened. It allows us to see the bad in people and in situations so that we can avoid them.
The real issue with the news however, is not the news as a whole. It is the quality of some of the news. It seems that some reporters tend to focus on only the bad while shoving all the good stuff down their throats. While sometimes it may be fun to read about crimes and disasters, some of it just doesn’t seem fair. At least it shouldn’t be.
Some will argue that the world needs bad news just to hold us accountable. They say that the world can’t be held responsible for every single bad thing that happens in the world, but it can make us aware that we can and should try to do better. Personally, I think this is the best news that could ever come out of any situation. There isn’t usually much time to prepare for the news anyway. Having the news delivered immediately to your phone makes it easier to figure out what is going on.
One of the things that bothers me about some of the news is when people who should be educated or experienced tell you what to do. Instead they just take advice from someone who was supposed to know better. It is unfortunate that someone who should know more than they are giving the information. News organizations need to be more informative and critical. This way the public can learn from the mistakes of others and hopefully avoid them themselves in the future.
Another thing that I’m bothered about is the sensationalism of some news stories. If a story has a great ending, I’m sure everyone will be writing it with glee. But sometimes a story that really should be given more attention gets cut due to space or time constraints. Then those who were actually concerned about the matter get no information at all and some of the most thoughtful things that can be said are lost in the fray.
There is plenty of bad news out there in the world. It is up to us to choose the news we want to hear and the ones that we should definitely ignore. Keeping ourselves informed can only help us in the long run.