The national news industry manages to stir and change public opinion on any hot top running in the market. News contains a lot of fake and original content, and newsreaders are easily able to manipulate the public’s opinion through some words that can change your view of thinking. Several advancements in technology have shaped news: the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, new mediums of dissemination like the radio and TV, and—of course—the invention of the internet, which upended the ways of television, the radio, newspapers, and magazines. Here I bring some of the fun 101 news facts for you.
1. Newspaper Readers Go Online
Newspapers have now been customized and modified as they have moved from paper and ink to digital. 49% of the people state that they get to read all the news online.
2. Yahoo Attracts The Most Visitor
The most popular news in the world is yahoo news, which is based on 175 million unique monthly visitors as of a report of august 2020.
Google placed second with 150 million and NCC with 95 million.
3. Local News Take A Hit
Local isn’t entirely so local anymore, as industry cutbacks and consolidation pinch news coverage. In the United States, about half of adults complain that the news they get covers an area, not their own, such as a nearby city, while half say their local news covers the area where they live.
4. Most Important News
Traveling depends on the weather, and weather news is ranked as the most important news, as they get the highest top.
70% of the American population is dependent upon weather news.
5. Most Dangerous Place For Journalists
In the year 2019, around 52 journalists were killed, out of which ten were from Mexico. Mexico and Syria are ranked as the most dangerous countries in the world.
Journalists are often put under surveillance or threatened for exposing public corruption.
6. American Colonists Have Dozen Of Newspapers.
The nation’s first independent newspaper was the New England Courant, which began publication in 1721 by Benjamin Franklin’s older brother James. By the start of the Revolutionary War, the colonies had 37 independent newspapers.
7. All Americans Get News Directly
Nine in ten Americans get most of their news digitally, and about half of those people get it through mobiles, laptops, etc. more than 5 out of 10 get news alerts from their phones.
8. Highest-Paid Anchors Get More Than 40$ Million A Year
The nation’s most highly paid news anchor in 2019 was Sean Hannity at Fox News. The latter was paid a $40 million annual salary, followed in a distant second by ABC’s Diane Sawyer with a $22 million salary. ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts made $18 million, George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “ABC World News Tonight” was paid $15 million, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper was paid $12 million.
These were some of the most interesting facts about the news. Never believe directly on the news unless the report is confirmed.