Just out of the printing press I smell wonderful. I smell strongly of ink and I am also very warm to hold. Its not just me though. Even my friends smella and feel the same. That’s why they are my family. This is my first day of life. My excitement undeniable. I am now stacked on top of my friends and bound by a rope. We are flung into the back of a van and thus my journey begins. Its a bumpy ride to my desined home. Ahh… the thought of a home warms my heart. Suddenly, the van stops with a jerk. I hear noises and then the door is flung open. My friends and I are pulled forward and then flung out of the van on to hard ground. It took me few minutes to realise that this isn’t home. It can’t be! Just then we were lifted of the ground and placed on the basket of a bike. I hoped once again to be home soon. I enjoyed the bike ride as wind flew through my folds. It was cold yet great. Then, yet again we stopped. Tring tring. A bell rang from very near me it almost made me jump. Then I was ripped from the stack and thrown. Fear was all over me. What was happening? It seemed like forever as I went flying through the air. Finally I slowed and neared ground. I fell and slid a few paces before coming to stop right in front of the front door of a house. I stared at that door and felt a new found happiness. I was home.
I lay there waiting, it seemed like hours. Was I not wanted at my new home. I was beginning to feel disappointed and rejected when the door flew open and I was picked up. I was opened and admired. I was caresser so softly I wanted to cry. Everyone wanted to see me. They wanted a peek at all the secrets I hold dear. I let them. I let them know me inside out. They were my family.
But as night came by, I have been sitting on the table for hours. They have lost interest in me. I began to panic. I didn’t know what to do. Finally I was once again lifted and held close to a heart. Just as I was getting used to feeling of being loved I was dropped on the floor of a very dark and congested room. I looked to my side and so many others like me. Dirty, old and crumpled. I was no different. As sadness enveloped my little heart I fell into deep sleep.
Next morning, I was awokened by loud voices. It was a new day, a new beginning. I could only hope. The door to the dark room was opened and in the blink of an eye I was pulled out. Tiny hands held me and waved me around so much my head started to spin. But a little girl cannot be blamed. She wouldn’t know what to do. Suddenly I felt a stabbing pain on my side. A bit of me had been ripped of to wipe a window. I felt pain again and more of me had been ripped of to clean a spilt drink off of a table. I wanted to crybout and ask them to stop, but I couldn’t. I couldn’t make a sound.
Finally when I was done for, I was crumpled up and thrown into a garbage bin. I stayed there, amongst dirt and other things. I no longer smelled of the wonderful ink, I no longer felt warm. I was dumped out with the rest of the garbage and sorted. I was thrown into a pile with all kinds of papers. We were then taken to be recycled. We were wet and turned to pulp. We were left our under the sun to dry. I knew all along what my fate would be. A was meant to be a newspaper once again…
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This short essay on Newspaper is divided into a brief introduction, its classification, advantages, disadvantages and conclusion.
What is a Newspaper? A newspaper is a form of printed media consisting of a number of sheets of printed papers. It contains informative articles on news, education, events, reviews and advertisements.
The newspaper is a necessity in modern life. It is now printed in almost all languages and in all countries of the world.
It gives us news of what is happening in the world. We get various information relating to politics, religion, economy, society, movies, food, etc. from the newspaper.
Formerly newspapers contained only news. But now they contain not only news but also views on various subjects. Thus, now, there are various classes of papers. They can be classified according to the number of times they appear in a year. Some are printed daily, some twice in a week, some weekly, some fortnightly, and some monthly.
Advantages of Newspaper
Newspaper provides us all sorts of information, local, national, and international. We must know about the events that is happening everyday in the fields of politics, civic life, industry, commerce, fashion, sports, scientific achievements, arts and so on. Newspapers serve many purposes. They wield much influence and power.
- They keep us informed of what is happening in other parts of the country and the world. They give us information about the latest inventions, researches, discoveries, etc. and new ideas.
- The traders advertise their goods in the papers. This helps to push up the sale of their goods. Business, in modern times, cannot thrive without advertisement. Thus, newspapers help a good deal in trade.
- They build the nation and also guide the Government of the country. They generally make healthy criticisms of the activities of the Government. They point out its mistakes and set it on the right path.
- The social malpractices are brought to the notice of common people through this medium of communication.
- The news journalists report various incidents. They send accounts of wars and sporting events right from the place of occurrence.
- Newspaper quote inspiring speeches of famous and successful personalities.
The importance of Newspaper can never be denied. They serve as a link between the people and the Government.
Disadvantages of Newspaper
It has been said above that newspapers wield much power and influence. Now, this power can also be abused. In that case, it is capable of doing tremendous harm.
- It may spread communal hatred and foment rebellion or revolt.
- The reader may get deceived by false advertisements that may appear in a newspaper.
- The people at powerful positions may use the newspaper to create fabricated stories to create public opinion in their favor.
- Illiterate people are not able to read newspaper. They have to depend of others to read aloud the contents for them.
Many papers serve a particular interest and give biased views. Therefore, people should not be led away by false news or by the views of particular paper. They should exercise their own judgment and form their own opinion.
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