Last few days i saw a huge poster on public notice boards at public places posted by the 'Daily News' Paper.
I thought its a Political Poster of a campaigner / a candidate. It says; 'Murder Disguised as an accident'.
The Poster was so attractively created. It was little surprised to see daily News using such strategy to sell (?) or popularize news because i have not seen them using such methods earlier but yes, i have seen Ceylon Today and The Nation using such methods, 'taking important or eye catching news item/s' they say what they can read in their next 'issue', in advance, to their readers.
i see no wrong in them, using such strategies. It is not a primitive method to use to popularize your paper or your news.
My personal idea is that Any News item / s carries contain not just news, i like to believe. You cannot just say things, the Media of any type or any kind become part of it, from the moment you hear the news until you keeping it before the eyes of your viewers, readers, listeners etc and even after it goes to the hand of the members of the communities, you are trying to reach, through what ever news, the responsibility and the importance remain the same, unchanged'.
Sometimes, The News items / clips carry, people's inner sides, sometimes it carries social values, sometimes it carries ethics or customs and of a certain group of human, society, country, visions and missions of organizations, beliefs and attitudes of related individuals / people, traditions of certain human groups, community members. sometimes it is a story of a human being / s of an emotional justifications of the relevant, some or many or revelations, emotional or psychological behavioral patterns, cultural - inner - pictures. If we widely speak of such subjects, we can say such carry Socio, Political, Economical, and Cultural demands, needs, wants, aims, objectives, desires of groups, people, individuals.
News is News for sure. And i do not say that the responsible parties should refrain from sharing important, vital, useful with its people. And we do not expect them to hide anything that should share with its people, from people.
Above all, How do you like to analyze a news? How do you like to keep them before people?
What are your answers?
Cutting and chopping the entire news, half of it, true side of it, unimportant, frills, ribbons, laces, exaggerations?
How do you like to publish a news you found / knew? what is your answer?
After adding some fabricated stories to the true news item?
Re- publishing any new items already published in the past of any situations?
Do you Re - Edit, re - portrait, re publish, any news according to the need of the society, any groups ( political or otherwise) ?
Do you act according to the wishes of the superiors / organizations?
For me following are important. but before i write any further let me tell you that i am not a guru of this field. and i am not a direct student of this subject learning the subject systematically, methodically, compared to you i know nothing about 'News', Media and how you analyze them. i am not a graduate of 'Media Science / technology / Study' graduated from any recognized university.
I say following using my common sense.
I guess it is good if we think of the importance of the news item, first and fore most. All very well know, i know.
Whether the news item that you are trying to give 'head line' attraction important for your viewers , readers, listeners or not and in what percentages?
Time period, Socio - Political situation of the country, how such affects the mass society .
Does it calm down people or is it lead to any other sub issues, does it spread any harmful viruses among the individuals / groups of the society?
How such news would lead to tarnish or damage the people of any related, relevant that the news items directly discuss through.
I guess if you are trying to use such news items for any ill will purposes, even the dead might curse you for sure.
Let the buried be buried. i like to say that.
i have few questions to ask?
Did you TAKE PERMISSION FROM THE FAMILY TO DIG OUT THE DEAD BODY AGAIN?
WHO WANTED IT FIRST?
WHOSE DECISION WAS IT?
ANY OTHER( SINGULAR OR PLURAL)?
WHAT WAS THEIR POINT IN DOING SO, TAKING SUCH ACTIONS?
ON WHAT BASIS THEY DID SO?
WHY IT TOOK 2012 - 2015? PERIOD TO RE DISCUSS THE MATTER?
WHY COULDN'T YOU WAIT UNTIL THE ELECTION PEACEFULLY OVER TO REVEL WHAT EVER YOU ARE TRYING TO REVEL, IF THERE IS SOMETHING, YOU SUSPECT?
HOW DID THE FAMILY AND THE CLOSE ONES FELT, IT IS LITTLE SHAME TO ASK, BECAUSE IT IS A SILLY QUESTION I KNOW, TO ASK FROM A MEMBER OF A FAMILY OF THE RELATED SUBJECT
FOR GOD SAKE KEEP EVERY HUMAN BEING OF THIS LAND AWAY FROM YOUR IDIOTIC POLITICAL DESIRES, PARTY POLITICAL - AGENDAS AND LET THEM STAY IN PEACE.
following is not a poem, another list of questions, suggestions, requests from the admin superiors to be, current of the country.
HOPING TO BE 'POPES' SAINTS' ARHATS , GODS
THE LORD BUDDHA,
THE JESUS CHRIST,
THE GOD GANESH,
or before ALLAH ?
before nO man?
WE THE VOTERS LIKE TO SAY
INNOCENCE OF CREATURES, HUMAN
LET THE BURIED MEN THANKS TO MANY THINGS BE BURIED
LET THE YOUNGSTERS BURIED THANKS TO MANY THINGS BE BURIED
LET THE SOULS BURIED DUE TO WHAT EVER '(IN)JUSTICES 'BE BURIED
WHAT A WORD IT IS
WHAT AN INNOVATION!
WHO SHOULD OWN THE PATENT
tHE hUMAN RIGHTS