What is News and What is Not?
The information that we get about the world through newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and the Internet is called news. It is about current events that are happening right now or have just happened.
Getting the news is important because it keeps us informed of what is happening in our country and around the world. It also helps to keep us safe and secure.
How do we know what is news and what is not?
It is very easy for people to think that something is not news because it is not a very big thing or is something that does not happen very often. But it is not quite that simple.
A girl going to primary school, a man aged 25 marrying a woman of 20, or a car killing a chicken, pig or child all make a lot of news in a community.
But the fact is that they are not all the same things, and they are not all interesting.
Some things that are news can be dramatic and have clear good and bad characters. For example, a story about a person who robs a convenience store might be interesting because it makes clear who did the robbery and who wasn’t. The same could be said about a story about a tiger cub who was killed by a car.