Television is another medium of news and current affairs in any country or locality; more often news is being brought live and real time. However, internet can also bring such advantages for news viewers and readers. Aside from full articles on popular news, there are websites which enable viewers to watch news like what they can find on TV.
Are there any advantages of having one over the other?
Does TV offer something which the Internet cannot provide?
Which will you choose Internet News or the TV News?
Let us try to go into the two aspects that both news media can offer…
TV Credibility – all news brought by the television are being reported by real journalists who are working for the network. All of which are taken from real accounts of people or situations who are the subjects of the reports. Thus, reports are credible as well as the reporters and subjects. Therefore, when you are watching a TV report, you can be assured that the contents are true.
Internet Credibility – blogging made bloggers another type of journalists bringing different kinds of news written in such a way to reflect the opinion of the people who have witnessed the situations on first account or to reflect their own way of speaking. Although, there are real paid journalist writers but they are so few to compose a small percentage in Internet journalism. Thus, you will not be surprised to read some news which cannot really pass the standards of real journalism.
TV News – most of the news broadcasts on TV are fresh or just recently happened. Television networks are so keen with the latest happenings in the community or country. They even have contacts inside police stations to be able to dig the records of people who are subjects of their news. This is just a good indication that TV news are fresh and delivered just moments away from the time they happened.
Internet News – while there are millions of bloggers around the world, they keep watch on the latest and most recent news that happened around the world. More often than not, bloggers also get their stories from the TV or newspapers; you can call these kinds of news second hand because they have been delivered in other media. Most of the news forums are built from news networks; TV networks build their own websites to deliver fresh news to online readers.
Why do we have to consider these two aspects when reading news?
First off, credibility is important because everybody do not want to read news which may not be true or wrong is some aspects. News readers read news because they wanted to know what really happened, how it happened or when it happened. So, why not make sure you are reading the correct and credible news?
Secondly, fresh news sell better than older ones. Most of the people prefer to read most recent news over those which happened last year. The point is, you want to know what is happening today than what already happened, right?