Newspaper plays an important role in a democracy. It acts as a mirror that reflects the views and opinions of the public and the Government. It helps in framing one’s own views about the existing leaders.
Their policies and activities help the voter to judge and carefully cast their vote during the elections. The editorial section gives the people the right chance to express their comments on various current issues. Because of the powerful advantage that the newspapers enjoy, they have been rightfully called the Fourth Estate. People do not read newspapers just for political events.
There are informative columns on everyday entertainments like TV, | Radio, Theatre, Movies, Exhibits and Cable Network presentations. There are exclusive pages of information for sport lovers, economists and businessmen. The eligible candidates eagerly go through the appointments’ section with a hope of finding a suitable job opportunity.
There are a number of classified advertisements for matrimonial alliances, jobs, property dealings, kennels and livestock etc. As we read the newspaper page by page we realize that not all news is good news. There is sadness too. There are columns on those who have died and there is criminal report which knocks I at our brain telling us to be alert all the while.
Many leading newspapers have a weekly grievance section meant for those who have failed in getting justice. By reading them we come to know of the probable problems one can face while dealing with a particular organization.