Some people believe that radio is the best way to get news while others think that Television is better for this purpose. Discuss both views, give your opinion and relevant examples.
40 minutes, 250 words at least.
Introduction: (Introduce the topic and MENTION the reasons that you’ll EXPLAIN in the body paragraphs.)
With the advancements in technology, the news media has evolved tremendously during the past one century. Humans used to rely more on the newspaper and radio at the dawn of 20th century and by the end, they relied on television. While radio provides a great overview of the news to the remotest corners without any distraction, the television is a source of comprehensive and engaging news coverage.
Body Paragraph 1: (Advantages of Radio)
Radio has served in the dissemination of news rapidly during the past one century. Even today it serves as a great source of news not only in remote corners of any country but also in cars and other vehicles. In a world populated with more than seven billion people, more than half cannot afford a television. Radio is not only cheap to purchase but also less costly to maintain. Consequently, it serves people with low income with fresh news every day. Moreover, while driving a vehicle, a driver cannot afford the luxury of a television. A radio provides only audio news and suits the needs of a driver without any unnecessary distraction.
Body Paragraph 2: (Advantages of Television)
Unlike a radio, a television is a more engaging medium of news communication. It combines audio with video to stimulate the senses and provide deeper news coverage. Not only does it presents a video of the news but also a lot of data such as charts and tables to help audience become better decision makers. For instance, political campaigns, which form a crucial component of news, from the U.S.A to India are now mostly run on television so that the citizens can make an informed decision regarding prospective governments.
Conclusion: (Your Opinion and Closure)
While both media have their unique advantages and often act complementary to each other, television is indeed a better source of news since its introduction the first half of 20th century. It has changed the world of news tremendously and introduced fierce competition for procuring the news before others do. This has served humans in innumerable ways.
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