Why do we need the news?

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Hi my nsmename is loyal piano i'm

here to expkainexplain why do we need the news but u all heard why need the news but this is my reason injoy

So you all have heard of the news ya and why we need the news but this is my reanon so we need it to now what's going on but not just that we need to be happy and we need to know what's going to happen when already happened in a different part of the world so we can be ready what's going to happen.

We need news so we know when covid 19 started and what happened and also the protets what where going on and other stuff the pendemic all of that stuff but theres also happy news so can make u happy and smile and theres scientist whilo also knows whats going on for example they fond a dinasor boen or something.

So we need news to know what's going on around the world and to make us smile and other things to me utit seems its just quite good looking at the news because they help me know what going on around me and make me smile like good news and scientists firfor example bad news is good to look at but not always to.

That's it from loyal_piano hope u like it ask me if u have any questions that's it. hope u like it.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_drum | Upton Cross Primary School
    09 Apr 2021

    I agree with you when you say “So we need news to know what's going on around the world” because if we don’t we won’t know important information from other countries that might be related to situations here, for example, covid. But, I disagree with you when you say “news should make us happy”? In my point of view, I believe that news shouldn’t make you happy nor any type of emotions, news should just give you important information and true stories, and then it depends on you to have an opinion, for example, “Schools in London will close starting from Monday 12th April whilst other schools will stay open permanently” if this happened to your school, you will probably feel angry.

    My questions are;

    Do you have any examples or evidence to back up your point and what would it be, would you also add more reasons and explanations to prove your point further in depth?

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    1. Hammond School logo loyal_piano | Hammond Junior School B
      discreet_drum's comment 09 Apr 2021

      Hi u said u disagree when I said news can make u feel happy and emotional I disagree u saying its not butt its is for example the monkeys fond a home u will feel happy. And u said more reasons and explanations so for u need the news to help u know what's going on but not just that to make u happy like I said my reasoning I do agree with u saying u will feel angre if your school got shut down and ty for your comment iff u have more questions just ask ty so much it means a lot to me ty for reading my post by loyal_piano

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        loyal_piano's comment 14 Apr 2021

        Thanks for your response loyal_piano, and an interesting topic choice to post on. I think what discreet_drum is saying is that the purpose of news is only to give you important information and true stories. Do you think the news has only one purpose or several different purposes?

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      discreet_drum's comment 14 Apr 2021

      This is a great reflection, discreet_drum. It is interesting you say that 'it depends on you to have an opinion' - how important is that?

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      discreet_drum's comment 14 Apr 2021

      Hi discreet_drum, thanks for replying to loyal_piano's post. You said that you believe 'news should just give you important information and true stories'. However, it is important to recognise that a lot of news is not as impartial as you may like it to be and provoking an emotional reaction is often a part of why some journalists produce news content.

      Therefore, it is important to get your news from trustworthy and impartial outlets. Can you think of any steps you might take to identify which newspapers and outlets are reporting unbiased information?

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  • global-conversation.png observant_sparrow | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
    13 Apr 2021

    Because new technologies will lighten the workload of employees
    New technologies make it possible to bring modernity to the company's working methods. We are indeed seeing the emergence of interesting technological innovations in all sectors of activity that make it possible to optimize the work of each member of a team of employees. It is therefore interesting to adopt a different practice focused on digital. Employees can stay constantly connected with their colleagues, customers and all external collaborators of the company using collaborative tools. This will improve communication within your company and promote teamwork, but above all reduce exchanges as necessary.

    New technologies in fact greatly facilitate the work of employees. By automating certain tasks, you will lighten everyone's workload, which is the main benefit of automation. If you think that this investment is too expensive for you, think about the repurchase of credit!

    Because new technologies could pay you big (in the long run)
    While the integration of new technologies requires a certain period of adaptation to master the tools available to employees, they ultimately open up great opportunities for your company.

    Innovation in communication and marketing allows you to tailor your services to the real needs of your target customers. Among other things, this will give you the opportunity to quickly promote your start-up in your field of activity. By improving your working methods, the use of new technologies offers you a significant gain in productivity, which will have the effect of increasing the efficiency of your business.

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  • global-conversation.png brave_snow | Ras Beirut Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    15 Apr 2021

    I oppose this idea with you after you say “news should make us happy”In my point of see, I accept that news shouldn’t make you happy nor any sort of feelings, news ought to fair allow you critical data and genuine stories, and after that it depends on you to have an conclusion.But, I agree with you when you said  “So we need news to know what's going on around the world” since on the off chance that  we won’t know vital information from other nations that could be related to circumstances here.

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  • global-conversation.png brave_snow | Ras Beirut Secondary Public School | Lebanon
    15 Apr 2021

    I oppose this idea with you after you say “news should make us happy”In my point of see, I accept that news shouldn’t make you happy nor any sort of feelings, news ought to fair allow you critical data and genuine stories, and after that it depends on you to have an conclusion.But, I agree with you when you said  “So we need news to know what's going on around the world” since on the off chance that  we won’t know vital information from other nations that could be related to circumstances here.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg discreet_drum | Upton Cross Primary School
    16 Apr 2021

    Thanks for replying to my comment.

    I believe that there could be 5 steps that people might need to take to identify which newspapers and outlets are reporting unbiased information.

    Are stories on important issues featured noticeably?

    Look at where stories appear. Newspaper articles on the most widely read pages (the front pages and the column pages). Lead stories on television and radio will have the greatest influence on public opinion.
    For example, if you see a story on government officials, e.g. public officers engaged in activities that break the law.

    *call the newspaper and object. Let them know how important you feel about an issue.

    Do the headlines and stories match?

    Usually headlines are not written by the reporter. Since many people just skim headlines, misleading headlines have a significant impact. An example from the issue in session3 is: “WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN DOING? Only 37% of the over 80s vaccinated against Covid in a whole month”.

    *If this happens, call or write the newspaper or website and point out the mistake for them to edit it so more people don’t get confused.

    Is the language loaded?

    When the media write loaded language, they help shape public opinion which allows everyone to spread misinformation and untrue theories and statements.

    *Challenge their belief directly. Often bringing their opinions to the surface might make them realise that it’s misinformation and that it was wrong of them to spread their opinion which will rarely be true.

    Is it biased?

    Are you sharing something because you know it's true - or just because you agree with it?

    If you do, then it’s wrong because if it’s misinformation, others will believe as well and might share it with other people which leads to a gigantic group of people thinking the wrong thing and doing the wrong thing.


    Who are the sources?

    Before you read anything, check the sources to make sure it’s true by asking basic questions: have you ever heard of this website? Does it seem fake?

    "The most reliable sources of information remain public health bodies like the NHS, the World Health Organisation, or the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the USA." says Claire Milne, deputy editor of UK-based fact-checking organisation Full Fact.

    Experts are not error-free, but they are much more reliable than a stranger's distant relative on WhatsApp.

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      discreet_drum's comment 16 Apr 2021

      Hi discreet_drum, this is a fantastic answer and very clearly thought out. Well done!

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  • Hammond School logo loyal_piano | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Apr 2021

    Hi guys thank u for replying to my comment brave snow u said it doest make us feel emotions but actually it does I know its only for important data and stuff but what happens if a bad thing happened to someone what will u feel I gess worried say and other but I do get what u are saying

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