Reading newspaper is very important. Newspaper is a paper that carries the news to us. It tells us what is happening at home and abroad. It is the storehouse of knowledge and information. We cannot do a single day without a newspaper. In a word the importance of newspaper in our daily life is inevitable. Napoleon says,’ your hostile newspapers are more to be feared than even a thousand bayonets.
Newspaper is very useful to all sections of people. We cannot think of a modern world without it. It has made the world smaller. The particular instances of the importance of reading newspaper are given below – We get all kinds of information in the newspaper. It contains all types of news and views and thereby enriches our knowledge. It gives us up-to-date information on the current events that are happening over the whole world within twenty-four hours. There are many kinds of newspapers. They are dailies, weeklies, monthlies, quarterlies, pictorials, etc. It focuses on politics, economics, business, sports, culture, literature, natural disasters, accidents, etc. Every breaking news comes on the first page of the newspaper, especially political news.
The newspaper helps people to express opinions on varied current topics. Thus, it helps to form public opinion and also voices public grievances. Moreover, the newspaper plays a significant role in raising the morale of the people and enhancing the patriotic feelings of the countrymen. For example, during the liberation war of Bangladesh; some newspapers consistently encouraged the freedom fighters in their struggle for independence. Reports of market conditions games and sports, the political and economic situation of the country come to us through it every day.
Newspaper is the most powerful instrument for promoting publicity. New bills and Govt. notifications are circulated through it. Besides, news of local communities, railway timings, new laws, and projects, etc. are also given publicity through a newspaper. Newspaper is the chief source of publishing both Social and commercial advertisements. A newspaper in called peoples parliament always in the session. It voices the grievances and demands of the common people and suggests ways and means solve them.
Newspaper has a great educative value too. It is the cheapest means of mass education. Students read newspapers to supplement the education that they receive at schools and colleges.
Newspaper Contains letters to the editor, news on the current political situation, social development, the importance of mass education, national crisis, economy, healthcare, crime, and detection, etc. and helps to form public awareness. A newspaper is not altogether free from evils. It has some demerits also. Sometimes it publishes false or partisan news. It excites public feelings. Unbiased news on political condition makes the citizens conscious of their political leaders and their acts.
After all, the importance of reading newspaper is unbounded. But it is not always an unmixed blessing. Sometimes it publishes false or partisan news and excites public feelings. Many people have habits of reading daily newspapers that their days seem incomplete without taking hold of early morning newspapers. However, the benefits derived from reading newspapers are far greater than its demerits. So, we should read the newspaper regularly.