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  • Task 2 (discuss both views)- Newspaper

    Posted by Falak on December 11, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Some people think that newspapers are the best way to learn news. However, others believe that they can learn news better through other media.

    Discuss both views and give your opinion.

    Falak replied 2 years, 3 months ago 10 Members · 19 Replies
  • 19 Replies
  • jose joy

    December 13, 2021 at 9:57 AM

    Although, some consider the finest way to consume media is newspaper, while others consider other media such as social media, news feeds, and televisions are much better in delivering the news, However, I consider newspaper is still the best way for consumption of the news.

    News published in the newspaper are well researched and multiple reviews are done before publishing them. They are in-depth and precise. If you see the recent news about the death of our beloved chief of defence staff, Bipin Rawat, the news had a structure, it clearly provides all the information and back story in a clear and precise way, but we have to wait till morning for the news.

    On the other hand, news published in other media provides quick and current information prevailing to a situation. We cannot wait around for a newspaper if there is an announcement of the cyclone. However, the news consumed this way is based on what is called click rate, here the heading is made juicy so that people click the news most of the time the titles are misleading. The amount of misinformation through social media is staggering, If you watch the news closely, you can see more countries are trying to control the misinformation through legislation, although most of the efforts are futile until now. I remember once I got news about a particular covid restriction from one of the reputable news outlets, that those taking kids to the beach will be fined, I shared with a few of my friends who like to take their kids to the beach. Later in the evening, I saw in the news that misinformation is spreading about this. I went back to the original link and they just replaced its content with something else altogether.

    So we can conclude that consumption of news through the newspaper is still relevant and should be considered as the best way to consume news, as they best adhere to good journalistic practices.

    • Falak

      December 14, 2021 at 11:54 PM

      some consider the finest way to consume media (to gather information about surroundings) is newspaper,

      I would appreciate the usage of cohesive devices.

      Avoid using pronouns like we, I , you, our as they tend to informal tone

      However, the news consumed this way is based on what is called click rate, here the heading is made juicy so that people click the news most of the time the titles are misleading. (This concession statement , if you want to mention then discuss the latter view in paragraph with impartial explanation and conclude B.P 2, with this concession statement as you did in B.P1 )

      Conclusion needs to be more effective , I am expecting its better adherence with introduction.

      Band : 4/6

  • Shanthala

    December 13, 2021 at 9:57 AM

    It is believed by some people, that news papers are the best source of information to receive updates of our surroundings. On the contrary, others believe that, there are better technologies to update yourself with current affairs. In my opine, I agree to the latter part of the statement.

    Firstly, newspaper has been our traditional way to gather information about politics, sports, crime and many more. Because, they are handy. As they are made of paper, they can be folded for comfort read. Also, reading news paper doesn’t harm eyes as compared to digital news. People working in print media work overnight to collate all the collected information during the day and print news to cater to people in the early morning. To quote an example, my father even today prefers to read newspaper as he believes they are true and reliable.

    On the contrary, with the convenience of wifi availability around us, digital media offers plethora of options, to update current affairs via different modes such as phone, television, laptop. The information gets updated in such medias within a span of few seconds. Also, we can enjoy the visual effects of the news happening surrounding us. However, this is not possible with news papers. For an instance, the last week’s provisional election updates with current voting polls were broadcasted on the government website and I could easily track the progress directly on my phone. This helped me predict as to what party will win for the province election.

    To conclude, although we have different options to update ourselves with current affairs, however, in my opinion, digital media is fast progressing and is making people’s life more convenient and comfortable in tracking the news around the globe and beyond.

    • Falak

      December 14, 2021 at 9:28 AM

      Body paragraph seems to be distorted and example is not in adherence with content of the passage

      . The information gets updated in such medias (media) within a span of few seconds

      However, this is not possible with news papers. (newspaper is a one word)

      Conclusion could be more specific

      Band : 3/6

  • Amir Hamza

    December 13, 2021 at 10:01 AM

    One can learn news through various platforms. The availability of newspapers and other forms of media makes it easier for the general public to access the news. This essay discusses the two different points of views on learning news. It is argued by some that newspapers are the best way to learn news, while a few others consider other forms of media are better. I believe, the latter is better due to the various distinct benefits that are outlined below.

    Newspapers have been the conventional source through which news were accessed. Before the advent of the digital media, the newspapers aided the general public to keep themselves updated on the current happenings and the latest current affairs. The wide coverage in the newspapers allowed the public to read news based on their taste. For example, the main page provided a snapshot on the previous day’s most important events, the sports page catered to the sports lovers, the classifieds section helped the buyers and sellers while the employment section helped the people find or change jobs. Reading newspapers also had supportive benefits, such as improving the vocabulary among many others. However, newspapers due to the very nature of the platform have limitations due to the circulation, content and timeliness.

    The advent of technology led to the evolution of the digital media that allowed accessing news through TVs and Internet. The use of digital media, in following news, allows us to overcome the limitations that were seen due to the newspapers. News can now be learnt in a fast, accurate and a consistent manner. The availability of smart phones and the penetration of the internet into the deep corners of the planet has benefitted the general public improving easy access to the news. Furthermore the digital media lets the readers to customize the news based suiting the interests.

    In conclusion, I would like to state that, while accessing news through the newspapers has indeed been very beneficial to the general public, there were some limitations. However, accessing news through the digital media has empowered us to address these limitations.

    Word Count: 344

  • Rekha

    December 13, 2021 at 10:04 AM

    Some argue that reading newspaper is the most proficient way to learn the latest news and current affairs while others lean towards other media such as digital news, TV, and social media to hear the news. In this essay, I will discuss both views as well as why I think learning news through other media is better which is due to its accessibility.

    Newspapers represent the authentic way of presenting the latest news around the city and country. In addition, there are a lot of people involved who are experts who do research and validate the information before printing it. For example, information that’s available in social media or digital news doesn’t go through any process of authenticating the information which makes it uncertain for anyone to rely on that information. Whereas any newspaper company goes through the procedure which includes highlights, review draft, validation of the information, and language prior to printing it.

    On the other hand, digital media or social media made the current news instantly available throughout the world. Furthermore, a person need not wait to hear the latest news till the next day rather it is available immediately and with the comfort of home. Since everyone accesses the internet via mobile phones and laptops which are been heavily used throughout the day makes the news available instantly through the news feed, notifications, or by various applications. Not only social media but also the newspapers are digitally available which eliminates the time restriction to read the news and carry the newspaper.

    To conclude, due to the digital transformation around the world newspaper make it hard due to the less accessibility. So, I would prefer getting the news through social media due to its instantaneous availability and being available 24*7 without restrictions.

    • Falak

      December 15, 2021 at 12:05 AM

      available in (on) social media

      which are (have) been heavily used t

      example in B.P 1 seems more as an explanation , I believe you could more precise example.

      Example in B.P2 is missing

      Band: 4.5/6

  • Kenya

    December 13, 2021 at 10:06 AM

    Majority of people believe newspaper as a better way to gain knowledge. While other consider that there are several ways to keeping them selves up to date with latest news and inventions related to nation. In my opinion, I agree with the latter part of the statement.

    Newspaper is one of the most traditional way of reading news. Moreover , several of old age people are habitat of reading news paper in the morning while having a cup of a tea. According to them they can not start there day without reading newspaper , without any doubt they are stick towards the news paper and prefer it the most. In addition to that , newspaper is the cheapest way for getting information. However it gives limited information about the news.

    Moving towards the second argument of this debate , the first point of that as technology is increasing day by day human should also update them selves. There are several ways to gather latest news in very convienent ways, as social media, we can read any news related to any stream on social media without any restrictions. Moreover social media has a variety of information about products and new launches. In addition to that, we can access any old or any latest news on devices. Person do not need to keep the prints and proofs with them as all the news on social media is saved on it. As an result, digital media is replacing the old technology with new ones. Moreover ,Its handy and can be used anywhere at any time with the access of internet.

    In conclusion , according to my perspective,I prefer digital media as it have ample of benefits and more over its very convienent to use as it have various platforms and wide range of knowledge.

    • Falak

      December 15, 2021 at 12:00 AM

      Newspaper is one of the most traditional way (ways) of reading news.

      several of old age people are habitat (habitual) of reading news paper (newspaper)

      According to them (,) they can not start there (their) day

      There are several ways to gather latest news (with convenience) in very convienent ways

      Examples are missing.

      Conclusion should be in adherence with inrtoduction , do mention newspaper too.

      Make use of punctuation marks.

      Band: 3/6

  • Sai

    December 13, 2021 at 6:17 PM
    • Falak

      December 15, 2021 at 12:06 AM

      Kindly upload it in the pdf format as it is not legible.

  • Mamta

    December 13, 2021 at 11:54 PM

    It is believed by some that to learn national or international news the best way is the newspaper, while others consider that we can get to know about the news in a better way through media, TV or other applications. This essay will discuss both views and explain why in my opinion, the latter view is the best way.

    To begin with, newspapers are a good source to get all different kinds of information in one place. We can find local, international, business, and sports news in one place, which can also enhance our vocabulary related to those sections. Newspapers are liable as a result, most elderly people love to read it with their morning tea. Moreover, elderly people are unfamiliar with the usage of electronic gadgets that’s why they find newspapers are easy to use and more convenient.

    On the other hand, there are a plethora of other platforms to get news. These are TVs, radios and many other applications that provide news on a real basis. Because of the internet, the audience can learn news in a few minutes and it gets updated as well. For example, today India won the Miss Universe title after 21 years, so we can see this news on all other media platforms just after it occurred. People do not need to wait for tomorrow to read it in the newspaper as it is already available on the internet today itself. Secondly, these sources are very handy, people can use them anywhere and anytime and the news are just away from a click.

    In conclusion, newspapers have many benefits and it is undeniable that they might provide lots of information for readers but in my opinion, televisions, radios and the internet play a crucial role to update people with the latest information as these are the fastest way to get news.

    • Falak

      December 15, 2021 at 2:54 PM

      which can also enhance our vocabulary related to those sections. (I found this reason not that convincing as per question demand)

      Rest is fine

      Band: 4.5/6

  • Simran

    December 14, 2021 at 9:46 AM

    Newspaper was the oldest medium through which all of us gets the information all around the world. But now a days plethora of other medium are also present. In this essay i will be going to discuss about that newspaper is better medium as compared to other.

    To begin this, there are different types of newspaper, which includes all type of information. Earth becomes a small village, so there are variety of news around the world. Newspaper gives the chance to the younger generation to put his or her ideas to the editor and when it gets approved it will be published into the newspaper. Newspaper is the good example of recycle as it been recycled every time.

    On the other hand, there are other mediums also for example, Television, internet and so on. But as per my opinion, newspaper is one of the best medium for all age groups. Older generation prefer to read from the newspaper and even schools also have newspaper which is displayed in the library so that the students and even faculty can read and be updated daily. If we watch news in the television it effect our eye sight. There may be some disadvantages regarding newspaper but most of the advantages overcome this.

    In the nutshell, I would like to pen down that newspaper is one of the medium which is prefer by all age group.

  • Sai

    December 15, 2021 at 9:09 AM

    260 words

    • Falak

      December 15, 2021 at 11:26 PM

      I couldn’t find the attachments, kindly upload again.

  • Preetee

    December 15, 2021 at 3:07 PM

    Yes it was a batter way but now a days no one has that much time and no one wants to go out side to collect news paper so they think the batter way to read news by mobile or laptop. And one more thing is this, for any news you have to wait till morning to get that but by mobile that can be easily available before the morning in your pocket.

  • Sai

    December 16, 2021 at 1:14 PM
    • Falak

      December 17, 2021 at 9:22 AM

      News paper (newspaper is a single word) are best possible (way) to learn news

      There has evolved numerous ways (Numerous ways have evolved)

      acquitted (acquainted)

      with the change (in) lifestyle

      People now has (have) ; people is plural

      Newspaper and other media has (have)

      Feedback : Conclusion should start with (In conclusion/to conclude) . Use cohesive devices . Sometimes, prepositions are missing in the sentence. Need to work on sentence structure and “subject-verb” agreement needs to be maintained. Punctuation marks need to be considered.

      Band : 3/6

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