News. A general term, often used to describe current events, things of daily interest, news, analysis, comment, opinion, or any other related information that’s fit for print in the newspaper, magazines, blogs or other periodicals (and as well on television and radio). In the United States alone, according to some researchers, news accounts account for approximately 35% of the print media circulation.
Today, the vogue of news is not just restricted to newspapers and magazines; it also applies to websites. Websites covering all major countries, topics and even time periods are increasing rapidly in number. In fact, some of them are getting so popular that they are becoming a source of information for many people who don’t have access to newspapers and magazines. News on the net is not only available for free but has also become a source of income through advertisements. The most popular search engines, such as Google, have entire sections dedicated to news, with the most searched for news stories being displayed at the top.
A notable trend observed over the past few years is the increasing popularity of blogging. Blogs are increasingly becoming the platform for news dissemination. A number of prominent individuals, especially those in politics, have created their own blogs, regularly providing updates and commentary about current affairs, breaking news, issues and happenings around the world. Some even create blogs just to keep in touch with their friends. It can be said that this new medium of communication has paved way for news to spread faster, thereby also revolutionizing the business world.