Is the News an Objective Term?
It is commonly said that news is a tale, with some words changed to suit the occasion: news is generally speaking about recent happenings, especially events that happenings are generally known by the public. In some instances news may also be meant for describing something which has happened long ago, but has just come to the public’s awareness. The event or news in itself is not newsworthy in itself. It is meant to entertain or inform the public. So news is news, no matter where it was announced, how it was covered, or by whom. It is only newsworthy if something happened which changed the news.
It’s interesting that the news as a whole can change overnight- news is not a static term. It refers to newsworthy items that change over time. It is this change over time, which makes the term ‘newsworthy’ so subjective. It would actually be more accurate to say that news is something that changes in its overall quality from day to day. It may still be news, but only in the way that it changes.
So you might want to consider using the term “news” to describe something that happens in the public, rather than to refer to something that has happened in your personal life. But it is important to realize that the news is always changing. It is very easy to miss news or to take news out of context. That is why news organizations, both national and local, work very hard to ensure that their news is as clear and complete as possible.