There was a time, not very long ago when news available to people was limited to local news. News of national importance was hard to come by. People would spend hours discussing the small amounts of news available to them. Getting world news or breaking news was impossible since technology had not made the kind of leaps it has made today. So news reached them with a lag that could vary from a day to a week depending on the kind of news and on where they lived.
But today’s world is completely driven by technology. The way in which news is captured and the way in which it is documented , transmitted and finally packaged and delivered to the consumer has changed by leaps and bounds. The advent of innovative technologies and high competition among news channels has made it easy to get breaking news easily. New media like the World Wide Web has added additional dimensions to the media circus. Now not only can one get the news delivered in many ways (newspaper, TV, radio, internet, mobile phone etc) there are also huge amounts of customization available on when it should be delivered. This is possible most from interactive electronic media. You can get your TV to record your favorite world news channels all day and deliver the news to you when you switch on the recorded media. Or you can get snippets of foreign news captured based on your interests and delivered to your e-mail id once or more number of times a day from one or multiple sources. Or if you wish you can also access this news on your mobile –on the go. The amount of information available is as mind boggling as is the number of ways in which it can be accessed.
So if you are a sports freak and want world news on sports you can have it served to you. If you are into foreign news on international celebrities –it’s yours for the asking. And if you are an investor and dabble with international stocks, then world news on stock movements can be accessed in more ways than one. For the politically minded, local and foreign news about political parties and their alliances can also be accessed from multiple sources based on your convenience and fancy. Breaking news has become fairly important to all international media, more so because today there is no hassle in reaching the news to consumers almost as it happens-as long as the media can cover it. So foreign news on any calamity, any awards won in the entertainment arena, any games won in the sports world etc are available at the push of a button.
Foreign News for a digital age.