News is by far the best means of communicating to people on the daily happenings and proceedings of events. A news piece has to be something that the audience are hearing or reading for the first time. This could be the political news, on the new happenings in the government or changes in the political arena; the economic news on the current events and changes in the economy in relation to other economies in the world or even the daily news that updates the citizens on what’s happening on other regions and zones. The importance of reading news cannot be overemphasized.

First, reading the news informs the people on what is required from them. This gives each and every one a sense of responsibility. For example, a news piece on what the citizens should do to improve security or to avoid are occurrence of a certain security breach incidence. This bestows a sense of responsibility amongst the people and communicates what is expected of them.

Secondly, it enables the readers be proactive enough. This is mostly applicable in the weather, financial and emergency news. No one wants to wake up to a flooded house or be swept away by a tsunami or to a total loss from their investments, let alone their own lives! This is where you will be thankful for reading the news. Once one knows a certain condition is likely to prevail, then they can prepare early enough and this avoids big losses that could have been experienced otherwise.

Knowledge is power. This is the third reason why one should take some few minutes out of a busy schedule to read the news. Interviewees can testify to the importance of wide coverage in terms of knowledge, may it be national or international; news offer the best and current source of knowledge a wise man seeks. This follows closely to acquiring of insight and advice. A single piece of news can present unimaginable amount of insight to those who are interested. I like to think of them as the wise.

Finally, reading news is like exploring the unknown in a world of adventure. For the learners, reading the news is one source of information that can never be fully tapped. It is only through the news that you get to know something that you did not know yesterday. A news item will present something new every day. It is a continuous learning and exploration encounter, that only the readers can experience.