Man wants to know about various events of the world. The newspaper is the best medium to satisfy this demand. It is a paper that carries news to us. It tells us what is happening at home and abroad. It is the storehouse of knowledge and information. Modern life is impossible without it.
The newspaper was first published in China. The Bangladesh Gazette published in 1774 was the first printed newspaper of this sub-continent. The first Bengali newspaper was the “Samachar Darpan”.
There are many kinds of newspapers. They are dailies, weeklies, monthlies, quarterlies, pictorials etc. The daily newspapers contain the news of daily affairs of home and abroad. The Ittefaq, the Janakantha, the Dainik Bangla, the Azad, the Inqilab, the Jugantor, the Prothom Alo, the Sangbad, the Bangladesh Observer and the Bangladesh Times are the main daily newspapers in Bangladesh. The Bishitra, the Bartaman Dinkal and the Chaya Chanda are the main weekly magazines. Different people like different newspapers. –
Newspaper is very useful to all people. We cannot think of the modern world without it. By it, we can learn all the important things happening in the world within twenty-four hours. It helps people to express opinions. It also helps in publicity. Reports of market condition, games and sports, political and economical situation of the country come to us through newspapers every day. People from every sector are benefitted with a newspaper.
A newspaper is not altogether free from evils. It has some demerits also. Sometimes it publishes false news. It excites public feelings. Some bad journalists are engaged in such jobs for their personal benefits. So we should be careful while reading a newspaper.
In spite of its defects newspaper is the most useful thing in modern life. We cannot think of a day without it. It is a looking glass of the modern world. So we should read the newspaper regularly. Students should form this good habit.