Despite the widespread use of social media, people still get their news from a variety of sources. Some sources may be local, while others may be national. These news outlets include print newspapers, radio, and TV.
Historically, news was printed and delivered manually. In the early 1500s, the spread of the paper and the introduction of the printing press led to a major advance in the transmission of news. News was then transmitted over wire services, typed and phoned into a newsroom, and published.
While the newspaper has remained a time-honored medium, other news platforms have risen in popularity. People can now get breaking news from the internet and mobile devices.
In the United States, a majority of adults get their news from local and cable television news. Another 57% get their news from the combination of local television and the internet. Approximately 27% of adults get their news from print newspapers.
The Internet and social media have also become important in the spread of news. These new forms of media have created opportunities for citizen journalists. However, they also pose some challenges to the reliability of media.
The first newspaper was produced in Germany in the early 1600s. It was called the Relation aller Furnemmen und gedenckwurdigen Historien. This publication served as the first draft of history for researchers.
Today, more than a thousand counties have no local newspaper. Some of these are located thousands of miles away from other communities. Without a local newspaper, people have less opportunity to see what’s going on in their community.