News and Its Forms
News is said to be the “other news” of the world. But why do we need another news? Is not the first news enough? Is not the first news enough for you? The fact is that news is needed by all of us for our survival; whether it is the latest scoop from your TV or not, news is always there and ready to make your eyes water.
News is defined as the observance of recent events and human interest in daily activities. Any story of news reporting, generally up to 15 words in length, published in any periodical of public circulation and not in any specialist magazine or specific periodical of limited circulation. This includes national, provincial, and local daily, weekly, month-long, and year-round newspapers, magazines, and specialty magazines that report on current events of special interest. In the United States, some 30 different newspapers and magazines are published. Most of them are published solely for profit, while some of them are also circulated for humanitarian reasons.
News, therefore, is of two kinds: news value and non-news value. Non-news value information, that is, what other people will find interesting, is what the public relays to other people and the media. News, on the other hand, is what the public tends to find impressive, noteworthy, and which they will pass on to others. While news is intended to make people informed, non-news is meant to make people interested in what is being reported.