13 Facts About News


News is sometimes called "hard news" to differentiate it from soft media.

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News conspicuously describes the world in the present or immediate past, even when the most important aspects of a news story have occurred long in the past—or are expected to occur in the future.

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News is sometimes said to portray the truth, but this relationship is elusive and qualified.

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News is transmitted in public gathering places, such as the Greek forum and the Roman baths.

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News can be delivered more quickly through this method of news as well as accessed more easily.

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News agencies are services which compile news and disseminate it in bulk.

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Google News relies somewhat less on news agencies, and has shown high volatility, in the sense of focusing heavily on the most recent handful of salient world events.

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In 2010, Google News redesigned its front page with automatic geotargeting, which generated a selection of local news items for every viewer.

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Bloomberg News created in the 1990s, expanded rapidly to become a player in the realm of international news.

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News reporting has tended to discuss women differently, usually in terms of appearance and relationship to men.

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News organizations have historically been male-dominated, though women have acted as journalists since at least the 1880s.

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News thus plays a role in nation-building, the construction of a national identity.

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News is the leading source of knowledge about global affairs for people around the world.

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