Newspapers have great educative value. Newspapers give us information about the happenings and developments taking place in any part of the world. They provide knowledge and information about things that happened in recent past.
Newspapers publish articles on various issues. They provide detail report on the issue. They enrich the knowledge of the people. Newspapers give vital information of all over the globe and add to our knowledge. Newspapers offer data related to different events. They also make the public familiar with the comments of expert on various issues. Such analytical reports and discussions enlighten the people.
Newspapers mirror the public views. They provide solution to various social and economic problems. It is through newspapers that politicians come to know about the news and reviews of others on certain policies of government and political parties. Those interested in sports can learn about their favorite sports stars. They help the job seekers in finding jobs of their choice and preference. Newspapers give report about important business activities. A businessman comes to know about the moods and trends of market through newspapers. Newspapers provide weather forecasts. This immensely helps the farmers in deciding about the crops and their activities.
Moreover, newspapers help in developing reading habits. There are many people who don’t start their daily routine unless they go through the newspapers. There are candidates appearing in the various competitive examinations who regularly read the newspapers to keep themselves abreast of the current affairs. Newspapers have lots of materials to people of various tastes and choices. Even the aged and the ladies read the newspapers everyday as a matter of routine. Newspapers are affordable mass medium. Even people of low income can afford newspapers.
Thus newspapers play prominent role in a democracy. It should be free from the intervention of government. It should be fair in its reporting. Such a role of the newspapers and media is the crying need of the hour. Without newspapers we cannot know about the major events of the world. So we should cultivate a habit of reading newspapers.