You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
It is often stated that newspapers have a great influence in our opinions and ideas. Does this influence have more positive or negative outcome?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Sample Answer 1
The newspaper is one of the cheapest forms of the communication system which connects a large number of people. Newspaper plays and important role in the lives of the people, newspapers bring out the news and the happenings which are unknown to a large section of masses. The reason for the influence are as under the newspaper affects the minds of the voter and influences them in a large scale, the voter has an independent decisive mind which nurtures by reading and knowing of all news prevailing around him.
People are even influenced by their selective opinions; many are influenced by the advertisements popping out in the newspapers. They even impact the lives and thinking abilities of the students, they have an opportunity to undergo and acclaim large volume of academic knowledge which is published in the newspapers.
Newspapers even influence the unemployed by connecting them with the employers not only in their area but also abroad. Newspapers play a significant role in the lives of people. They do have options to opt the best with the glimpse of the same in the newspapers. Newspapers inculcate creative ideas to its readers by way of their lifestyle editions. They get to know the lifestyles of different people in different areas.
Apart from the above, readers can know a wide variety of incidents happening around the world which often nurture their thinking and lifestyles. The main impact of newspapers is that people have the choice to get themselves updated with the latest around them and they can generate some sort of defensive methodology in the case of need when under influenced by serious incidents like robbery, theft etc.
Newspapers in the recent past have definitely impacted the generation, not all are of positive in nature but there are situations where a riot atmosphere developed due to the prevailing news in the papers. Definitely, there are positive and negative aspects of the newspapers but the impact on people can be controlled by reserving the right on the printed matter.
An independent authority can be bestowed the responsibility of justifying the impact of the news and decide its influence before publishing.
[ Written by – Prasadarao Talluri ]
Sample Answer 2
In today’s world, the newspaper has become an important source of information. We are capable of knowing the activities around the world simply by reading a newspaper. As we can rely on it for all the information, it has have impacted our thoughts to some extent. The influence of newspaper on our lives has both negative and positive aspects.
The most important advantage that we get from the newspaper is information from around the world. For instance, the information related to any scientific discovery, medical research, etc. Knowing all about such things will keep us updated and also help to develop our mind. Also, nowadays, newspapers contain a separate section for discussion or articles of different writers on different topics which could be related to sports, politics, health, etc. We can also find articles related to improving our health, maintaining a healthy relationship with people, interior designing and so on. Articles like those are essential in our daily life. We can not only entertain ourselves by reading them but can also use the tips to improve our own lifestyle. Not all of us have the idea of maintaining good health and decorating houses. Thus, those articles guide them towards better health and a beautiful home. Furthermore, there are articles related to children as well poems, stories, etc. Reading those articles will develop a reading habit in children and it will also help in their brain development.
As every coin has two sides, the newspaper also has some negative impact on people’ mind. Some newspapers tend to broadcast false news just for fame and money which brings unnecessary chaos in the country. Some newspapers even have abusive content or pornographic posts. This seriously brings negative impact on children and sometimes even on adults. It has been seen that people get ideas on committing crimes by reading about the crime posts or murder cases on newspaper.
To conclude, the newspaper has both the negative and a positive influence on people. So, necessary actions should be taken by the respective authority before printing anything on newspaper. This way, we can control the negative impact of newspaper on people.
[ Written by – Aparajita Shrestha ]