What is a News Site? Why do we have News Sites?On August 26, 2017 by Paula Antle
The news is information about happenings and events, occurring right now. News can be channelled through many different media forms.
- You can buy a newspaper, news in printed form.
- You can listen to a news broadcast on the radio.
- Or watch the news broadcast on the Television, hearing and seeing the news.
- Or a friend could have told you.
- You even might have experienced the news yourself and is spreading the word.
Among these news outlets, you will also find a News Site. This is actually an Online Newspaper and a version of a printed paper. The Internet, or going online, created more opportunities for newspapers and independent news sites not linked to a printed version. Publishing, or Broadcasting the latest, breaking news, first, is every news outlet’s top-most priority.
With online newspapers, anything you post is immediate, Out There, current, fresh, Now, news.
An early version of a news site was, “News Report”, in 1974, reporting on the PLATO system. By the late 1990s, many newspapers were also publishing an online version. Printed newspaper versions usually run news that featured 12 hours before, on the online version.
Topics for newsworthy events run, from war, government issues, the entertainment business, politics, health, education, global warming, sports events, unusual happenings and much more. Anything that will bring a change in our daily lives, a change in rules and regulations by governments, taxes, celebrity celebrations, presidential or royal ceremonies, crime, all things that will gain attention, is regarded as news.
A News Site can still use News Reporters, or journalists, to provide them with the news. Journalists are being taught today to be able to write and shoot video that can be used for Internet news sites, as well as, the correct format used for printed versions.
But, News sites can also publish news from other sources; too, for instance, you came upon a rare bird on vacation, took a picture, and submitted it on their website. Or, you found a lost child in a shopping centre and published it online. All newsworthy events and publishable, experienced, first hand, by yourself.