Global Media

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News is a fast moving commodity generically. Even if the media is removed from the scene, news travels pretty quickly through word of mouth and through the interaction of people if it is worthy enough. But the role of media has changed the whole scenario. Global news, of any kind, travels at the speed of light, across the whole world, for every sort of recipient to receive and understand…

Introduction


If we break down the word N.E.W.S., we get North East West South. This disambiguation of the word news gives us insight into what constitutes news. News is happening all around us. As noted by Jaap Van Ginneken (Understanding Global News), news portrays any information that is new or pertains to events that are current in nature. Whether we look at the local front or take a wider angle of the whole globe, news is getting created by the minute from every corner of the world. Getting this news across to people is important as they are in search of latest happenings and what is affecting their state, city, country or the whole world. All cultures and societies, whether they are literate or not, have this inborn thirst for news, for the happenings, for what is latest. The happenings in the lives of others are important for people as it educates as well as entertains them in a way. This yearning for receiving and being up-to-date with news has increased with the shrinking of the world as a global village. This is where the media enters. Media, in pure English language, is a carrier of something. Industries which are engaged in producing news or any sort of content for the masses is generally called media. ...
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