The Importance of Reading Newspapers

Question: Write a composition expressing your opinion about “The Importance of Reading Newspapers.

Answer: Newspaper is called the storehouse of knowledge. We can enrich our knowledge by reading a newspaper. A newspaper helps to circulate the news and views of the govt as well as the people of a country. It helps to develop our knowledge about sports, culture, economics, literature, science and technology and all branches of knowledge.

The weekly, fortnightly and monthly newspapers usually publish very valuable and research-oriented writings which greatly influence the thoughts and ideas of the intellectuals, politicians and businessmen.
We can learn about the happenings of the whole world every day through reading a newspaper. Everybody becomes aware of the development of the county and making progress in the field of science, economics, politics etc. only when he or she reads a newspaper.

People from all walks of life can get their necessary information and knowledge from reading a newspaper. A businessman can gather the required information and knowledge from a newspaper. Similarly, a sportsman can collect the news of world-sports from a newspaper. A politician can be acquainted with political changes taking place in different countries of the world. A sociologist can learn about various social changes through reading daily, weekly or monthly newspaper.

An economist can observe the economic problems and ways of economic development in both developed and under-developed countries when he goes through a newspaper. A scientist or a research scholar can collect information, news and views of renowned personalities concerned with the subject through a newspaper. It also gives delight when any person wants to pass his leisure time by reading a newspaper.

A dramatist, a novelist, an artist, a cartoonist and an actor can get information about his profession through reading a newspaper. Students read the newspaper to supplement the education which they receive at schools and colleges. Newspapers frequently publish separate pages for children and women.
We can know about railway-timings, TV programs on various channels, government notifications, different projects undertaken by the govt. for the national development, etc. through a newspaper.

Social and political awareness can be created very rapidly through a newspaper. Democratic behaviour and attitude can be developed if we read a newspaper regularly and carefully because writings on democratic values like tolerance, duties and responsibilities can be propagated through the newspaper. But when any newspaper is ill-motivated, it can misguide the common people.

Thus, the newspaper has made the world smaller and has brought the whole world closer. We must read a newspaper to be well-informed with the news and views of the modern world.