[Hints: introduction, history, kinds, values, demerits, conclusion]
The newspaper is the gift of modern civilization. We cannot do without a newspaper. The newspaper is rightly called the store-house of knowledge. It c contains all the news of home and abroad. China was the first country to publish a newspaper. In Europe, Venice was the first country to introduce it. ‘The Indian Gazette’ was the first newspaper in this sub-continent. ‘The Samachar Darpan’ was the first Bengali newspaper which was published by the missionaries. Newspapers are of various kinds. They are dailies, weeklies, fortnightlies, and monthlies. Most of us read a daily newspaper. Newspapers are of great importance to us. Newspapers are of great importance to us. By reading newspapers we can know many things about the world. A Businessman can know the world-market. A sportsman can know the sports news of the world. The government can circulate the state policy through them. The learned men, the artists, the lawyers and the politicians can know many useful things by reading them. Thus they satisfy all. Newspaper Mould public opinion. It also helps publicity. It has much educative value. The teachers and the taught to learn their literary aspects, the scientists learn of the recent inventions and the doctors learn of the recently invented medicines. Sometimes newspapers report incorrectly. They spread hatred and discontent. They excite public things and do much harm to the country. Inspire of it some demerits, the newspapers are the most important thing in the modern world. The more we read the newspaper, the more we acquire knowledge. We cannot do without newspapers. So newspapers should rise above all pettiness and should not misuse their power.