Why you should be reading or listening to the news

Why you should be reading or listening to the news
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Many youths nowadays shrug at the thought of reading or listening to actual news. Old people, on the contrary, are on the same lane with this idea. NEWS is information about recent events or developments. It is delivered by various media outlets like the newspaper, radio, blogs, and various social media apps. The thing is, we all cannot go a day in this modern era without getting a certain form of news even if it is not willingly. When people speak, they deliver the news. The signboard you see as you go to work gives you a piece of information. There are various forms of news.

Forms of news

  1. Entertainment news
  2. Technology news
  3. Local news
  4. Fashion news
  5. International news
  6. Sport news
  7. Agricultural news
  8. Geographical news
  9. And many more out there

It is no news that…        

Older people tend to listen to the news because there weren’t as many sources for news outlets before the dawn of the internet age. Since information is power, they would have to go miles to listen to radios, get a learned person to read the newspaper to them. They had to work for it which made it valuable. My dad had a news magazine on sports that was published in 1986 up until 2019. 33 years and then he gave it to me. I lost it in just 3 months. Wonderful right! It was a good read and the information was accurate as of them. The price was #3 and that was a sum of money then. He said they release it once in a month and 12 times a year which means, all the news for that particular month would be collated throughout the days of each month and printed once. If that isn’t limited access to information, then what is?

Why you don’t take the news seriously

It’s simple. You have it at your doorstep and literally in your hands. According to some psychologists, we tend to not value information, materials, and jobs that are visible to us. Just because we have them, In fact, this is a well-known ideology. We don’t value what we have until it is gone or we have to work for it. As a youth, information gets to you through social media outlets like WhatsApp and Twitter. But you rather enjoy funny memes and stickers, which aren’t actually bad but needful info, are passing by your very eyes and you are caught just laughing. I’m not judging, I did so too but not anymore. Some people don’t like listening to the radio or watching the news on TV, terming it as boring but you can still get access to them on the aforementioned social media outlets in a simple, short and smart way.

Social Media outlets for you

  1. Whatsapp
  2. Twitter
  3. Facebook
  4. Even Instagram sometimes

Why you should listen to the news

  1. It is your ticket to being highly informed about any topic.
  2. It gives job opportunity
  3. It gives you info on National security alerts
  4. If its fashion, you would always in vogue
  5. You wouldn’t be oblivious to what is only happening in your locality
  6. It helps you as a student to build your current knowledge
  7. It improves your social skills

In conclusion

Remember that information in power and this time it’s not about lifting some heavy weights or punching a hole in the wall. It is about being able to achieve those without lifting a muscle. Utilize your phone well. Be informed today!


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Toyin Ajimati

Ajimati Toyin Maruf is an experienced and versatile writer. He is a published author with many books under his pen. He is a skilled editor and proofreader. He is a journalism enthusiast. He has been writing for a decade. He is secondary skilled in graphics design, web and app development, video editing, and social media advertising.
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