THE ROLE OF NEWSPAPER INTHE ROLE OF NEWSPAPER IN
THE MODERN SOCIETYTHE MODERN SOCIETY
Newspaper is one of the initialNewspaper is one of the initial
communication tools of thecommunication tools of the
society. They’ve been the mostsociety. They’ve been the most
usual and a generally receivedusual and a generally received
medium to be used in conveyingmedium to be used in conveying
the local, regional, internationalthe local, regional, international
and national news to readers. Everand national news to readers. Ever
since the beginning of the society,since the beginning of the society,
the newspapers were published tothe newspapers were published to
convey the latest happening inconvey the latest happening in
different parts worldwide.different parts worldwide.
Today the major dailies employToday the major dailies employ
correspondents to collect newscorrespondents to collect news
from all over the place and alsofrom all over the place and also
from agencies. They write aboutfrom agencies. They write about
any and every event happening atany and every event happening at
all corners of the world. They actall corners of the world. They act
as the guardian of the society.as the guardian of the society.
They help in developing publicThey help in developing public
opinion. It acts as a mirror of theopinion. It acts as a mirror of the
society and informs everything insociety and informs everything in
minute detail, thus helps inminute detail, thus helps in
forming a collective opinion.forming a collective opinion.
In this contemporary time the role ofIn this contemporary time the role of
newspapers is very significant in thenewspapers is very significant in the
promotion of trade, commerce, andpromotion of trade, commerce, and
business. Big corporate houses andbusiness. Big corporate houses and
business houses promote theirbusiness houses promote their
products by putting in giving roomy adsproducts by putting in giving roomy ads
on papers. Advertisements like theon papers. Advertisements like the
classified advertisements, significantclassified advertisements, significant
community announcements andcommunity announcements and
communal notices also make up thecommunal notices also make up the
chief content & substance ofchief content & substance of
newspapers. Sporting, educational asnewspapers. Sporting, educational as
well as campus news, cultural activities,well as campus news, cultural activities,
dance drama, and fine arts are a few ofdance drama, and fine arts are a few of
the indispensable features of everythe indispensable features of every
primary newspaper. The readers get theprimary newspaper. The readers get the
knowledge of any and every activityknowledge of any and every activity
happening in and around the area. Theyhappening in and around the area. They
read about the opinion and reviews, theread about the opinion and reviews, the
editorials and feature articles to knoweditorials and feature articles to know
about the incident in detail.about the incident in detail.
The modern day paper also has aThe modern day paper also has a
column, the letter to the editorcolumn, the letter to the editor
section, in which the reader cansection, in which the reader can
write about his grievances orwrite about his grievances or
appreciation about any report orappreciation about any report or
incident in the society. Theincident in the society. The
newspaper also informs about thenewspaper also informs about the
political activities, the new laws orpolitical activities, the new laws or
the sports and activitiesthe sports and activities
happening in the society.happening in the society.
Apparently after reading theseApparently after reading these
paragraphs it seems that the role ofparagraphs it seems that the role of
news paper is to convey informationnews paper is to convey information
and help in developing public opinionand help in developing public opinion
only. In reality, it is not limited to thisonly. In reality, it is not limited to this
extent. A modern day paper has doneextent. A modern day paper has done
miraculous activity in recent years andmiraculous activity in recent years and
shown that even in the age of internetshown that even in the age of internet
and news portal, the radio andand news portal, the radio and
television, newspaper can still changetelevision, newspaper can still change
the life, the though and mind of thethe life, the though and mind of the
society. They can still help in creating asociety. They can still help in creating a
common opinion and work as acommon opinion and work as a
corporate social responsible tool andcorporate social responsible tool and
fight for justice if needed. They canfight for justice if needed. They can
change the government or help inchange the government or help in
punishing a criminal by simplypunishing a criminal by simply
acquiring public support andacquiring public support and
demanding justice. This is one of thedemanding justice. This is one of the
major tools of democracy.major tools of democracy.
Ever since the formation of societyEver since the formation of society
news paper has always helped people.news paper has always helped people.
Today they are doing the same. InToday they are doing the same. In
general level they inform people aboutgeneral level they inform people about
the incidents or promote products ofthe incidents or promote products of
the companies. It even informs aboutthe companies. It even informs about
job vacancies and admission in schooljob vacancies and admission in school
or colleges. You are not sure aboutor colleges. You are not sure about
what to study or how to get admissionwhat to study or how to get admission
just read the students corner and findjust read the students corner and find
all the answers. It is easy, cheap andall the answers. It is easy, cheap and
quickly available. The best part is it canquickly available. The best part is it can
be referred back any time and can bebe referred back any time and can be
documented for future reference.documented for future reference.
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