hiring content writers
to work from home
The role of newspapers
Posted Date: 16-May-2009
The press furnished not only politico-economic facts but picturises social scenes. The power of the press is felt on all activities. It controls the rise and fall of kings, cabinets and presidents. Once an editor said, "I care not who governs the country so long as I can govern the press. The press has rightly been called the "fourth estate". Such an influential organ has to shoulder great responsibilities. The power, unless used with great care will cause severe damage.
The first and foremost duty of the pres is to furnish uncoloured news. But at the same time it should furnish news on all fields such as science, economics, politics, etc. The news should not be suppressed. Nor should undue emphasis be laid. Some sensational newspapers now a days print unimportant and trivial news in the front page, while world wide important news is not given place in the first page.
Another great responsibility of the press is to represent public opinion without fear or favour. As the press is called the eyes and ears of the world, it has to keep an eye on what happens and reflect views of the people on those happenings. The press is a medium not only to give news to the public but to express the public opinion. The letters of the public men published under 'Letters to the Editor' or 'your views', etc. initiate a debate on a controversial issue. It will help definitely bring out the best of it. Thus the press is not only a mirror of what the people think, but it is also a school of instruction, a source of guidance to the common people. Journalists have to throw light on the significance of the problems facing their country. The average reader is not intelligent enough to form correct opinions. So he looks the press.
The press has to keep itself free from party politics. If the press is under the complete control of political parties a civil war may result. The worst example of the abuse of press was seen in the Nazi German pres under Dr.Goebbels. When the press of a country follows sectional or narrow interests, disaster follows.
Did you like this resource? Share it with your friends and show your love!
Responses to "
The role of newspapers
No responses found. Be the first to respond...
Notify me by email when others post comments to this article.
Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
to fill automatically.
(Will not be published, but
to validate comment)
Type the numbers and letters shown on the left.
Return to Resources
Post New Resource
Post resources and
Factors influencing marital adjustments.
AIIMS F.A.Q.: Some general topics
I care for you
Far away from Home.. under House Arrest !
Tag posting guidelines
Subscribe to Email
Get Jobs by Email
Forum posts by Email
Articles by Email
Awards & Gifts
Kishori Mohon ...
Last 7 Days
ISC Technologies, Kochi - India. Copyright © All Rights Reserved.