I enjoy watching news channels on my television as they provide knowledge as well as entertainment. No, it was not the case some years ago. In those days, entertainment was kept separate from the news and information broadcast. There used to be a significant difference between the two, sort of mutual respect to not to infiltrate the area of the other.
A ritual in our home, thirty minutes were devoted to the news, every day. For your kind information, those were the days when the whole family would sit together to watch the single source of broadcast, the television. During that time, we, the children of the house would wait impatiently for the next show. The only fascinating thing that glued us to the TV was the next program, succeeding the news hour.
The younger generation, not aware of the ‘news bulletins of the past’ is suggested to watch a few on YouTube.
Media has certainly changed the pattern of delivering information. In other words, people have discovered (though late) that freedom of speech can be exploited. The realisation was late yet worthy of discussion by thinkers;)
Exactly How has Media Changed
📺 Need to Change the Monotonous Media
For years, people had been informed about the happenings around the world in a monotonous tone. Polite, smiling newsreaders used to appear on the television screen for a small, fixed time and convey the information about the occurrence of events. There was no reason to deny the statements made by those newsreaders. Moreover, the sessions were the only source of information we had in the absence of the World Wide Web.
Then, the wave of internet altered everything.
📺 Internet filled the Void
A time came when there was a boost in technology that resulted in the flood of information. Desire to know more increased as we got served with huge chunks of knowledge. Internet was a boon. Television News bulletins started to transform so as to match the enormous data found on the web.
📺 Social Media Storm
The Internet brought with it the concept of connecting online known as ‘Social Media’ and the rest is history. Now, news spread faster than the forest fire and we are spoilt by choice.
Tweets of celebrities go viral in minutes and their Instagram posts become talk of the town.
A recent case of Sushant Singh Rajput death mystery is being solved on social media. Such is the awesomeness of instant connectivity.
📺 Freedom to Speak got redefined
Media today has nothing similar to the news channels of yesterday. We as the audience are well-informed via multiple television channels. The journalists, the reporters, the news anchors, all are utilising their freedom to speak to reveal the truth.
I’m fascinated by the manner the journalists are assisting to solve the Disha-Sushant death mystery.
📺 Entertainment is NOT Ignored
Believe it, you don’t find the need to switch to the entertainment channels these days as long as an enthusiastic newscaster keeps showering abundance of data proficiently.
One starts with his favourite news channel, sails through the ups and downs of the happenings and switches off the television with a promise to return to another round of the never-ending saga.