The Importance Of News In Modern Society

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The life of modern society is all about information. To some extent, the world of news has become a new reality to people, the reality with its own concepts of good and evil, right and wrong, true and false. We may not have given it a notice, but the world of news has straightforwardly invaded our life and turned it into a linear flow of information with each event bringing some sort of continuation of the never ending line. We are getting more and more interested in searching for some breaking news or celebrity gossip on the Internet, as it gives us a false impression of our life being the same. We are always trying to stay updated, but it is nothing different but making a labyrinth of stories where each storyline is intersected by another one and perpetuated till it is completely got lost. News and facts they present are tools for making a reality for people to believe in. People need stories, as it is a way for us to keep going and know that there’s something going on out there. The audience needs stories of love and hatred, happiness and sadness, kindness and cruelty, hope and despair. If we just stop and think for a while, stories like these are the ones news programs feed us…show more content…
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