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The role of Newspapers in society

Opinions & Editorial 27 Jan, 2020 Follow News

The role of Newspapers in society

By Er. Akanksha Pandey


Newspapers have been the most conventional and popular medium of conveying local, regional, national and international news to the readers. Newspaper serve us the latest happenings in different parts of the world through a network of correspondents and news agencies. The national dailies employ their correspondents and reporters in all the major cities of the world. The major newspapers like the New York Times, The Pravda, The Sunday Mail, The Times of India & The Hindustan Times would, shape and influence the views, opinions and attitudes of millions of readers throughout the world. They are the guardians of liberty, civic and human rights in the civilized world.

In this modern age newspapers play a very important role in promoting commerce, trade and business. Big corporates and industrial houses promote their products by giving spacious advertisements in newspapers. Classified advertisements, important public announcements and public notices also constitute the important content and material of newspapers. Sports, educational and campus news, dance drama, cultural activities and fine arts are some of the necessary features of all leading newspapers.

The common masses can express their resentment, appreciations and criticism of the policies of state governments and the center. The radio and the TV may have many other attractions but the inquisitive nature of man remains unsatisfied till he goes through the columns of newspapers.

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