News is anything that the audiences think of as worthy to read. There are different ways in which news can reach the audience like newspapers, television channels and online news websites. Today people do not have the luxury to sit home and enjoy the evening news; the era of 9 to 5 jobs is gone. Nowadays meeting a deadline is the biggest priority of a person. Therefore they cannot spend time watching the whole news report. So instead they opt for news headlines to get an idea of the current news. News today is not restricted to a state or a country; people are expected to know what is happening in other countries as well. Everyone should be well versed with today news.
Online news is preferred by the working population as they do not get much time at home and are always on the go. The high mobility and accessibility of online breaking news makes it popular among these busy people. A person can access the internet from their mobile while traveling or in breaks, they dot need to get up from their place to do the same. There are special websites dedicated to publishing current affairs. These websites keep updating their page as and when news comes up. They are they are preferred over newspapers too as they as newspaper companies have to wait till the next day to put their newspapers in circulation and sometimes the excitement about the news dries out till the person gets the paper in hand. This does not happen with online sites. They can update the news immediately when the importance of the news is high.
Importance of news decreases as time passes so immediacy in the media is extremely important. Just like the saying ‘strike while iron is hot’. News headlines are short and convey the important aspects of the events therefore people favor them over a full page report which contains every little detail of the event. Almost all newspapers have an online substitute to retain and build their readership. The newspaper companies do not have to wait till the next morning to publish the current news. Today news is not a want anymore it is a need, the need to know what is going on in the world. People want minute to minute updates about everything like a cricket game, an important event, news of national and international importance etc.