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What is News Part II

March 12th, 2015 | Posted by Sara in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

As I write this the trees are swinging to the breeze in my backyard.  Also, I’m waiting for 70 degrees this evening!

I’m continuing my blog about news.  I find it hard to believe that Madonna dating Tupac is news!  Sounds like an interesting pairing but front page worthy?

So what is news?  Is news measured based on how many people click on a story or is it based on how relevant that story is to an area?  How about if the story affects a tremendous amount of people?  The answer is different to everyone.

We have had an interest in celebrity since Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks got married but at least they had talent.  Why are we obsessed with Justin Bieber, the Kardashians, Bobbi Kristina Brown, or even the Royals?  Is it the money?  The fame?  The fact that they are related to someone talented?

I’m not sure.

What I do know is that these stories need more attention:

Hubble telescope spots ocean on Jupiter moon Ganymede: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/03/12/jupiter-moon-ganymede-ocean-nasa/70203402/

Millions of Children Trapped by War: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/12/syria-war-children_n_6854612.html?utm_hp_ref=world

Loved this! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordyn-holman/why-you-probably-wont-finish-reading-this-article_b_6850042.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books